Jason Van Eaton

Senior Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Jason Van Eaton

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Jason Van Eaton is Senior Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest airline in terms of domestic Customer boardings. His duties include legislative and regulatory policy oversight, management of Southwest's network airport relationships, facility construction and maintenance, corporate security, and real estate planning.

Jason's professional life has revolved around project management, strategic planning and development, and legislative and regulatory policy. Jason joined Southwest in 2015 and was named Senior Vice President in 2018. Prior to landing at Southwest, Jason held positions in the U.S. Senate for 13 years before founding a consulting services company that he managed for 8 years. After two years as an outside consultant to SWA, Jason officially joined Southwest in May 2015

Jason received his bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University (go Frogs!). He has served as an adjunct professor in journalism/political advertising at the University of Missouri, as well.

Jason lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Mindy. They are proud parents to Reagan and Clay.  

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