Dave Harvey

Vice President & Chief Sales Officer

Dave Harvey

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Title: Vice President & Chief Sales Officer (CSO)

Dave Harvey has been with Southwest Airlines since 1999 in various roles across Technology, Corporate Strategy, Commercial Planning, Network Planning, Business Development, Corporate Sales, and most recently, Vice President Southwest. His Teams are responsible for all aspects of business-to-business selling and service for accounts including global, national, federal/state, higher education, mid-market, small business, and meetings/events travel. Additionally, Dave manages all distribution relationships (global distribution systems, travel management companies, online booking tools, and technology intermediaries) across sales channels.

Highlights of his career beyond scaling Southwest Business to better serve businesses include key leadership roles in integrating AirTran, expanding Dallas Love Field routes post-Wright Amendment, rapid expansion of Southwest's international network, including launching Cuba service, developing the Company's Hawaii commercial plan, and transforming go-to-market planning and execution across Commercial Teams. The People of Southwest working together to provide "best service, lowest cost" to more than 130 million Customers annually is his greatest professional motivation.      

Business Travel News (BTN) has named Dave among the 25 Most Influential People in Business Travel three times (2019, 2020, 2021). He currently serves on multiple boards, including the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Allied Leadership Council with Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and the Transportation Advisory Board with the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA). Dave previously served as a Representative Member of the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure (NACTTI), chairing the Solutions to Barriers in Improving Critical Infrastructure (SBICI) Subcommittee.  

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin in Management Information Systems and both his Master of Business Administration in Operations Management and Master of Science in Organizational Strategy from the University of Texas in Dallas.

Dave lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife of 23 years, Juleeta. They have five sons (Luke, Ethan, Matthew, Isaac, and Isaiah) that keep Dave active outside Southwest. Juleeta is an educator in Dallas ISD and writer.

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