ATLANTA, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced Scarlet Pressley Brown, currently Delta's director - Community and External Affairs, will begin working for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights March 1 as part of a loaned executive program. Her title at the Center will be vice president - Marketing.
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"One of the most important ways Delta contributes to the communities in which we live and work is through the direct, personal involvement of our executives with organizations whose missions align with Delta's values," said Tim Mapes, Delta's senior vice president - Marketing. "Scarlet has been a part of the Delta family for 12 years. We are very proud of the contributions she has made on behalf of Delta, particularly in our hometown of Atlanta and look forward to watching the impact she will have at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights."
"With the Center's groundbreaking coming up in June, the timing of Scarlet joining the team couldn't be better," said Doug Shipman, chief executive officer - National Center for Civil and Human Rights. "We have worked with Scarlet on many initiatives over the years, and we are thrilled to have a leader of her caliber joining our team. She'll be working directly with the Center's board of directors and senior staff to capitalize on the momentum we are seeing in 2012. Her senior executive leadership is sure to prove invaluable."
Delta previously pledged $1 million to support the National Center for Civil and Human Rights' current programming and planned facility in downtown Atlanta.
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, scheduled to open in 2014, will feature permanent collections, timely exhibitions and interactive education opportunities to engage visitors in the historical and current struggle to secure and express human rights. The Center will be located in Atlanta's Pemberton Place adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, The New World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium.
Delta, which is headquartered in Atlanta and operates its largest hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, focuses on improving the communities it serves by advancing global diversity, improving global wellness and the environment, and promoting arts and culture. With more than 80,000 employees worldwide and 25,000 employees based in Georgia, Delta supports a wide variety of non-profit organizations through a combination of corporate philanthropy and employee giving.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. Delta was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list, and was named the "Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline" by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 342 destinations in 61 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
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