Former Delta chief executive Gerald Grinstein joined current CEO Ed Bastian and a group of frontline employees to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange today, 10 years after both leaders rang the opening bell remotely from the check-in lobby at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport. The event marked the 10th anniversary of Delta's re-listing on the NYSE.
Throughout the day, Delta branding was ubiquitous inside and outside 11 Wall Street, including over the iconic façade of the Stock Exchange. Delta employees hosted stock traders, bankers, financial anlaysts and many others outside the exchange on Wall Street who stopped by to catch a glimpse of Delta’s progress in the decade since it re-listed on the NYSE.
Andres Barron was one of several 2007 Chairman's Club honorees in New York today to commemorate the anniversary. "I feel like my career with Delta has evolved and innovated over the past 10 years, just as the company itself has evolved and innovated," said the 28-year employee. "Standing on the balcony today to ring the bell was an incredible experience. I was reminded of the sacrifices we all made to get to this point. To see all of the ways we are able to innovate and invest in our customers today shows those sacrifices were well worth it."
View the gallery below for photos from the event: