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Cherie Wilson, V.P., Government Affairs - Sustainability

Cherie Wilson is Vice President of Government Affairs – Sustainability, with responsibility for leading Delta’s international, federal, state and local climate policy coordination and disclosures, ensuring alignment between the company’s climate goals and its climate lobbying activities. Her work includes fostering partnerships and policies to catalyze the market for sustainable aviation fuel and other clean energy innovations key to enabling Delta’s net zero by 2050 goal. 

Cherie has proven experience working with policymakers, NGOs, nonprofits, trade associations, C-suite leaders and management in the aviation, automotive, consumer lending and electric power industries. Throughout her career, she has worked in various policy and advocacy roles – corporate, consulting and trade association – advising private sector and NGO stakeholders on engagement strategies and partnerships to advance clean energy solutions and mitigate climate change. Prior to joining Delta, most recently, Cherie was a Director of Federal Affairs for General Motors with responsibility for developing and executing legislative and political engagement in the areas of vehicle finance, sustainability/climate change, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She began her career in Congress, working for U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) and U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.).

Cherie was recognized over the most recent five years as one of the Hill’s Top Lobbyists and was named to Washingtonian’s 2021, 2022 and 2023 Most Influential People list of experts and advocates shaping policy in Washington. She also holds several board and advisory positions, including serving on the board of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBCPAC). Cherie holds a master of environmental management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and a bachelor of arts, magna cum laude, in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Cherie lives in Maryland with her partner and children. She enjoys spending time traveling with her family, running and Peloton.
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Cherie Wilson is Vice President of Government Affairs – Sustainability