Posted on: 04 May 2016 by Mark Howells
Cheryl Hughey has been promoted to managing director of culture by Southwest Airlines.
For the last five years, Hughey has led the carrier’s culture services department, supporting culture initiatives across the system, providing guidance to Southwest's culture committee and fostering ownership of the Southwest culture across a growing base of employees.
“Our culture has always been one of our most cherished assets as a company, and it's all because of our people,” commented Jeff Lamb, EVP corporate services, Southwest. “I can't think of a better person to lead the charge to nurture and perpetuate our culture than Cheryl.”
Joining Southwest Airlines on the frontline as a reservation sales agent in 1980, Hughey has moved throughout the company in various operational and leadership positions.
In her new role, she will continue to lead the culture services teams responsible for recognition, appreciation, and celebration of Southwest's more than 50,000 employees.