Anyone who has worked for or with Herb Kelleher, co-founder and former CEO of Southwest Airlines has a “Herb” story. In fact, there are a million Herb stories out there and many seem to be true. Kelleher, who passed January 3 this year, was colorful, brilliant, generous, a great leader and fun to be around. He inspired and encourage so many people and led Southwest Airlines to be one of the most unique and profitable airlines in the world.

Southwest Airlines has been a friend to CCPA for a long time. CCPA students regularly compete for internships at Southwest Airlines and a number of our CCPA graduates proudly call Southwest their home. So it’s fitting that Dr. Maria Dixon produced a Tribute to Herb Kelleher. Enjoy.


Thanks Southwest, and thanks Herb.