In her new position, Weber is responsible for all activities involved in bringing the right People into Southwest Airlines; giving all Employees the opportunity for personal and professional growth; and assuring quality and depth of Leadership throughout the Company.

"Our People are our greatest asset," said Jeff Lamb, Southwest's Executive Vice President and Chief People and Administrative Officer. "Julie's passion for Southwest Airlines, along with her experience and knowledge of hiring and developing People, will serve her well in her new role."

Weber joined the Southwest Family in 2006 as a Director in the People Department, and most recently served as Senior Director of People. Prior to joining Southwest, Weber worked for MetaSolv (now an Oracle company) where she was Vice President of Human Resources. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Dallas and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.

Southwest Airlines has long fostered an environment for developing its People; creating a great place to work; and ensuring the longstanding success of the Company.