ATLANTA, March 16, 2009 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced that Patricia “Kiko” Harvey will join the company as vice president - Corporate Audit, effective March 23. The appointment fills a previously open position.
In this role Harvey, 47, will lead Delta’s Corporate Audit team in carrying out reviews of the company’s business functions to ensure effective controls and compliance with company policies, as well as identify process efficiencies.
“Kiko’s broad experience with highly competitive, global consumer organizations makes her ideally suited to lead Delta’s Corporate Audit function,” said Hank Halter, Delta’s chief financial officer. “Her diverse perspective will further strengthen Delta’s Corporate Audit team as it continues to build shareholder value and partner with operating units to deliver long-term success.”
Most recently, Harvey held the position of vice president, Internal Audit for Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle. Harvey’s more than 10-year tenure at the company is highlighted by her role in advocating for and developing a strong internal audit program. Harvey’s more than 23 years of diverse professional experience also includes positions of increasing leadership at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Taco Bell Corporation.
Harvey holds both Masters of Accounting and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Southern California and is a certified public accountant.
Delta Air Lines is the world’s largest airline. From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 379 destinations in 66 countries and serve more than 170 million passengers each year. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem either SkyMiles or WorldPerks on more than 16,000 daily flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta‘s more than 70,000 employees worldwide are reshaping the aviation industry as the only U.S. airline to offer a full global network. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com.