Holden Shannon is Senior Vice President – Corporate Real Estate for Delta Air Lines. He and his team lead enhancements to airport facilities in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Salt Lake City.

Holden’s extensive negotiations experience, as well as his background in design and construction, has enabled $16 billion in redevelopment at Delta’s hubs and gateways over the past decade. He and his team continue to oversee the exploration and execution of creative, strategic airport initiatives for the airline.

Prior to joining Delta in November 2010, Holden served as Senior Vice President – System Operations and Real Estate at Continental Airlines, where he had a distinguished 15-year career. His industry experience also includes four years at Northwest Airlines and two years at American Airlines. Earlier in his career, Holden worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse / First Boston.

Holden holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Rice University, from which he graduated with honors. He served on the Founding Board of Directors of The Rice Building Institute and on the board of the Houston Children’s Museum and various art centers.

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