Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Southwest Names Babbitt VP of Labor Relations
Southwest Airlines named former FAA Administrator J. Randolph “Randy” Babbitt as its new vice president of labor relations.
"For more than 40 years, Southwest has thrived because of our regard for labor organizations as partners," said Mike Van de Ven, COO of Southwest Airlines. "Randy's unique skills and experience at various levels in our industry can only strengthen those partnerships to ensure our Employees continue to play an important role in Southwest's success."
Babbitt served as the FAA administrator from June 2009 through December 2011. He recently spoke about Southwest and FAA’s progress with NextGen implementation at the NextGen Institute annual meeting.