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Meet our August A-Lister: George Laughlin, CEO, YEA Networks

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“Surround yourself with people you can learn from.”

—George Laughlin, CEO, YEA Networks


Since the early ’90s, George Laughlin has been flying Southwest® for business and leisure. When he’s not spending time with his family, George is creating and producing content for radio, internet, and TV for YEA Networks, a company that syndicates programs like The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show. In his role as CEO, George is involved with Kidd’s Kids, the radio show’s charity, which benefits children with life-altering conditions. Although he spends countless hours in the air, George says his most memorable Southwest flights have been to Orlando, Florida, for the annual Kidd’s Kids Trip to Walt Disney World. For the past 13 years, Southwest has supported this trip by donating a chartered plane and providing airfare for the children and their families. Thanks for your many years of loyalty, George!


Friendly Faces “Southwest gives me flexibility by being prompt and convenient. Plus, from check-in to takeoff, everyone is very friendly, which puts me in a good mood.”


Beach Bungalow “The next place I want to check off my bucket list is Aruba or Belize. My family really wants to stay in one of those bungalows over the water.”


Campus Visits “I’m a big saver, so I like to build up my Rapid Rewards® points. My kids are starting to go off to college, so I’m looking forward to using my points for weekend visits.”


Interested in donating? Visit during the month of August to support this year’s Kidd’s Kids Trip.