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Keyra Lynn Johnson – Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Impact Officer

Keyra Lynn Johnson serves as Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Impact Officer for Delta Air Lines. She is charged with leading the company in modeling a comprehensive diversity, equity and inclusion strategy with supporting programs, initiatives and action plans that have impact on Delta employees, customers and the community. Under Keyra’s leadership, Delta’s strategy seeks diversity, pursues equity, promotes inclusion and drives accountability for actions that foster sustainable results. 

Before shifting her career focus in 2016 to develop and lead a transformative DEI strategy, Keyra served as Delta’s Managing Director – Corporate Communications. In that role, she set the course for the company’s global communications strategies, overseeing teams responsible for employee communications, public relations, crisis communications, international communications, the corporate intranet and leadership communications. 

Keyra began her career at Delta more than 25 years ago on the frontline. Under her leadership, Delta has been honored with numerous diversity and inclusion-related distinctions. Keyra also has been named to the Top 50 Women in Travel list by GBTA’s WINiTTop 100 Diversity Officers in the U.S., top Executives in Global Diversity list, Most Powerful Women in Corporate Diversity list by Black Enterprise, Corporate Advocate for Inclusion by Rainbow PUSH and was listed on Essence's Mover & Shakers: Black Women to Watch in Corporate America list.  

Keyra is a graduate of Georgia State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication. She is an active member of her church and community and she serves on the Board for Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center. The badges she wears most proudly are wife to her husband and mother to her son and daughter – together affectionately known as #TeamJohnson.

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