Ann Rhoades is a dynamic and visionary Human Resources Executive with over 25 years experience in a variety of service-based industries. She held the position of VP of the People Department for Southwest Airlines, EVP of Team Services for Promus Hotels and most recently, the EVP of People for JetBlue Airways where she currently remains as a Board Member as well as President of People Ink, her Human Resources consulting company and “Built on Values” author.


Rhoades has a respected reputation for her creative approach to creating cultures around fun. During her time at Southwest Airlines, she solidified Southwest’s reputation of retaining and hiring the best people in the airline business and at JetBlue Airways she took responsibility for the creation of the People Team in New York. In her role as head of Human Resources, Rhoades has been a key member of the executive team, and is extremely successful in her role as internal counsel.