EVP, General Counsel
Jason Burnett currently oversees legal, safety & compliance matters for Lineage as EVP, General Counsel. Jason and his team play a critical role in ensuring the safety of our team members as well as creating the structure to support Lineage’s continued growth. Prior to Lineage, he served as VP & General Counsel of Castle & Cooke and worked for the law firm of Palmieri, Tyler, Wiener, Wilhelm & Waldron LLP as a Real Estate and Corporate Attorney. Jason obtained his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside.
What would you tell someone considering a career in supply chain, logistics, or at Lineage?
As a society, we love food. We order in and dine out. We watch cooking competitions. We grow our own food in our own backyards. If we want a certain product or a specific ingredient, we can generally get it. Companies like Lineage make the attainability of food possible. The temperature-controlled logistics industry is a hidden, yet integral part of the global food supply chain infrastructure, and we are the backbone to how society eats. The impact of our jobs isn’t theoretical – it’s tangible and important.
What makes Lineage an exciting place to work?
Challenging work, steady resources, collaborative leadership and limitless opportunity combine to make Lineage not only an exciting place to work, but also a rewarding place to work. Some companies offer one or two of these characteristics, but very few offer all four. Lineage does – in spades!
From our Leadership
The temperature-controlled logistics industry is a hidden, yet integral part of the global food supply chain infrastructure, and we are the backbone to how society eats. The impact of our jobs isn't theoretical—it's tangible and important.
What are the two or three most important lessons you have learned in your career that others could benefit from?
Two critical pieces of advice I have received in my career tie back to our values of Trust and Bold. First, take ownership and see things through – as our CEO, Greg, would say, “do what you say you’re going to do.” Second, don’t be afraid to speak up and ask questions – you and your team will only grow stronger because of it. Finally, I think it is important to learn to integrate your job with your life. The happiest, most successful individuals I have observed allow their life to influence their work and their work to influence their life.
What is your proudest achievement?
I continue to be proud that I successfully put myself through college and law school, and I am using that education to simultaneously build a gratifying career and create a loving, happy family of four – my wife Samantha (a tremendous former litigator in her own right!), and my kids, Vinton and Abigail.