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A leading finance publication has given high marks to CEO Ed Bastian, Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson and Jill Greer, Vice President–Investor Relations. Institutional Investor listed the leaders at the top of its annual rankings of America's top CEOs, CFOs, and investor relations officers.

The highest-scoring airline in the survey, Delta’s overall investor relations program also topped the charts, culminating in a “Most Honored Company” designation for the third consecutive year.

Highlights included:

  • Delta’s company-wide IR effort ranked No. 1 overall and with both buy- and sell-side investors
  • Bastian ranked as the No. 2 CEO with buy-side investors in his first year
  • Jacobson ranked as the No. 1 CFO overall and with buy-side investors
  • Greer ranked No. 2 IRO overall and with buy-side investors
  • Delta’s analyst day ranked No. 1
  • Delta’s IR website ranked No. 1

“We’re incredibly proud of the clean sweep on the company-wide award,” said Greer. “Kudos to the entire Finance team for all they’ve done to put us at the front of the pack.”

Paul Jacobson Executive Headshot

According to the magazine, more than twice the number of investors voted in the 2017 All-America Executive Team rankings, which surveyed 45 business sectors. IR programs were evaluated on criteria including accessibility of senior management and transparency of financial reporting.

Delta’s balanced approach focuses on prudent investments in the business, the customer experience and employees, as well as returning cash to shareholders. Earlier this week, Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a substantial new investment in Delta, another acknowledgement of Delta’s efforts to build sustainable, long-term success.

Delta’s stock price has appreciated by more than $10 in the past 60 days.