Laura Hoagland


Southwest Airlines - Sr Specialist Community Engagement


Quick Bio

Laura Hoagland serves as Senior Specialist of Community Engagement at Southwest Airlines where she manages the company’s environmental initiatives and signature outreach program, Heart of the Community. To date, the Heart of the Community program has served 18 innovative and transformative placemaking projects in partnership with Project for Public Spaces with a commitment to building resilient communities through the re-imagination of public spaces. Laura is a member of the Association of Corporate Contribution Professionals and the Dallas Corporate Citizenship Network.

Prior to beginning her career at Southwest Airlines in 2014, Laura held several nonprofit and community relations positions at the North Texas Food Bank and The Dallas Morning News. Laura’s passion for serving others is as big as Texas, so working for a company like Southwest Airlines who leads with its heart and believes in making a difference in the communities in which its Employees and Customers live and work is a dream.

Laura graduated from the University of Texas where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising. She currently resides in Richardson, TX with her Sooner husband, Stuart and beloved dog, Lola.

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