Captain Herbert L. Lewis
CEO, Chairman, and Founder of Eagles Fly Inn, Inc.
As a 19-year Captain for Southwest Airlines, with over 26,000 flying hours, he faces many and varied situations both on the ground and airborne.
Herb brings a wide array of skills, trust, and competencies to Eagles Fly Inn, Inc. He holds a MA Management and Leadership from Liberty University, BS Management/Human Resources, AA Management, and AS Survival and Rescue Operations from Park University. As a 19-year Captain for Southwest Airlines, with over 26,000 flying hours, he faces many and varied situations both on the ground and airborne. These situations are in the category of normal operations, abnormal operations, and emergency events. He effectively leads teams to meet everything from normal flight profiles to the loss of both engines during flight due to dual engine fires, recovering the aircraft without injury, damage, or catastrophic loss of the aircraft. His primary job is to resolve issues, operate his flight with safety, operational considerations, including customer service and satisfaction. His history of job experience is forged in the caldron of operational and management arenas of many organizations, requiring laser focus and the 60,000’ view to find or make solutions for objective achievement.
Herb has a long history in entrepreneurship from high school to present day. He takes projects from ideas to operational companies, processes, and procedures. Herb is President of Families by Design USA, LLC, (FBD) a 501(c)3 non-profit company providing practical and tried processes of building a family with intention and purpose. FBD schedules quarterly seminars to teach traditional, blended, and single-parent families strategies for successful parenting and family development.
Herb is also an Adjunct Professor of Leadership, Instructional Arts, and Survival Arts at Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, Alberta, Canada. Engaging international students up to three times per year for week long sessions, the challenges of learning and applying leadership skills are brought alive through the curriculum he created.
All of these skills, traits, and learned nuances are brought to bear in the Senior Leadership position at Eagles Fly Inn, Inc.. Herb’s direct influence and leadership in all aspects of the Eagles Fly Inn, Inc. concept, development, application, and employment in the marketplace grows EFI from an idea to a profitable corporation.
Hallmarks of leadership are topped by investing in others for their maximum personal and professional growth. Additionally, he has direct extended knowledge of EFI’s market, application, and growth of the newest disruptive business in the aviation industry: Eagles Fly Inn, Inc.®