Vice President of Southwest Airlines University @ Southwest Airlines
Elizabeth Bryant provides executive leadership for employee learning at Southwest Airlines. She provides strategic direction and oversight for ground operations, inflight, provisioning, maintenance and engineering, customer support and services, customer relations, technology, customer service, source of support, and labor training programs. Bryant also provides leadership for all companywide training initiatives.
Since joining Southwest Airlines in 1997, Bryant has served in various leadership roles including manager of leadership development, director of leadership development, and senior director of talent development. During her time at Southwest, she has led many training initiatives including performance management, SAP implementation and AirTran Integration. Prior to Southwest, Bryant taught business communication courses at Indiana University and College of San Mateo.
Bryant holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from California State University Sacramento, and a master’s degree in speech communication from Indiana University.
Bryant and her husband Torry live in Dallas and have three young children, Connor, Regan and Audrey. She is on the Board of Directors for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and is a member of the Board of Visitors at Catholic University of America School of Business and Economics.