Skip to main content

Southwest Airlines Community

Meet our March A-Lister: Dior Ginyard, Senior Player Manager, NFL Players Association


“Hard work beats talent. You’re only the most talented until someone more talented shows up.” —Dior Ginyard, Senior Player Manager, NFL Players Association


Photo by Cade MartinPhoto by Cade Martin

When a college injury derailed Dior Ginyard’s plans of becoming a professional football player, he found another calling—helping others. In his role as senior player manager for the NFL Players Association, Dior works directly with athletes to equip them with the skills they need to succeed off the field and to successfully transition when their playing careers come to an end. The job requires quite a bit of travel for meetings, events, and games. Dior loves our friendly Employees and enjoys the ease of flying Southwest, from purchasing a ticket to boarding the plane. He likes being able to earn Rapid Rewards points every time he flies, and he hopes to use them for a future trip to Turks and Caicos. Thanks for flying Southwest, Dior!


—Ro Hawthorne, Communications & Outreach


Prime Time “I pride myself on being punctual, and I love that Southwest shares that sentiment. Their flight consistency has played a crucial part in ensuring I make it to work events on time.”


Just for Fun “My Rapid Rewards points are always used for vacation. My motto is ‘Work hard, play hard.’”


On the Run “I stop short of calling myself an avid runner, but it’s something I’m passionate about. It’s how I decompress from the day.”