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As CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian leads 100,000 global professionals who are building the world’s premier international airline, powered by a people-driven, customer-focused culture and spirit of innovation. Under Ed’s leadership, Delta is transforming the air travel experience with generational investments in technology, aircraft, airport facilities and, most...
Jan. 5, 2024, 11 a.m.
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Glen Hauenstein is President of Delta Air Lines, a position he assumed May 2, 2016. Glen was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. As President, Glen oversees a team responsible for Delta’s network, revenue management, reservation sales, customer care, customer engagement and loyalty strategies. Since joining Delta in...
June 15, 2020, 10:45 a.m.
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Allison oversees the end-to-end customer experience that includes the Innovation and Customer Experience teams and the 56,000 Delta team members who deliver those experiences.
Nov. 11, 2020, 5:05 a.m.
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Alain leads the international equity portfolio and works closely with Delta’s Joint Venture and commercial partners to drive optimal strategic, financial and customer experience outcomes.
Dec. 27, 2023, 4:30 p.m.
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Peter Carter is Delta's Executive Vice President - External Affairs overseeing Delta's sustainability and innovation efforts, international teams, and leads legal and government affairs functions.
Nov. 16, 2022, 10:10 a.m.
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Gary Chase is Senior Vice President – Business Development and Financial Planning. Gary and the Corporate Strategy team are responsible for developing and executing the long-term plans and initiatives required for Delta to achieve its strategic and financial objectives. Gary also leads One Delta, an enterprise transformation program targeting more...
June 15, 2020, 10 a.m.
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Dan Janki is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Delta Air Lines. Dan leads Delta's Finance organization, which includes financial reporting, the controller organization, corporate audit, financial planning, investor relations, treasury, fleet and TechOps supply chain, fuel management, including our refinery, supply chain management, and corporate strategy. He...
July 19, 2021, 9 a.m.
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John Laughter is Executive Vice President & Chief of Operations. He leads the teams responsible for industry-leading safe, reliable operations across the globe with oversight of Corporate Safety, Security and Compliance; Crew Resources; Flight Operations; Operations Analysis & Performance; Operations & Customer Center; Subsidiary Airlines; and Technical Operations, including Delta...
Jan. 12, 2023, noon
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Tim Mapes is responsible for the strategy and coordination of Delta’s internal and external communications, as well as the global airline’s sustainability work.
July 6, 2023, 9 a.m.
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Eric Phillips is Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for Delta Air Lines, where he leads teams focused on delivering personalized, seamless, and premium experiences for customers through Delta’s digital channels.
May 25, 2022, noon
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Rahul Samant is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer responsible for Delta’s information technology and digital strategy spanning applications, data, cybersecurity and infrastructure, which are a vital part of nearly every aspect of the customer experience. His work to fortify Delta’s IT infrastructure while leading Delta’s digital transformation is...
June 15, 2020, 10:15 a.m.
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Steve Sear is Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Distribution for Delta Air Lines, leading the teams that oversee worldwide customer relationships and programs with corporations, travel management companies, distribution partners and cargo logistics providers. Prior to his current role, Steve served as Delta’s President – International, where he...
Aug. 12, 2021, 9 a.m.
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Joanne Smith is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Delta Air Lines. She is responsible for preserving the airline's unique culture of positive engagement with its more than 80,000 employees, overseeing talent management and development, recruitment, HR service delivery, diversity and inclusion, HR policies and programs. Under Joanne’s...
June 15, 2020, 10:20 a.m.
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Mike Spanos is Chief Operating Officer at Delta Air Lines, leading more than 90,000 employees worldwide and ensuring safe and reliable operations for Delta’s nearly 200 million customers annually. As COO, Mike is responsible for setting and executing the operational vision to achieve Delta’s mission: No one better connects the...
Oct. 5, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
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Alicia Tillman leads Delta's brand strategy overseeing the airline's world-class global marketing, creative services and community engagement teams, bringing its story to life and deepening its relationship with customers and the world as a trusted consumer brand.
June 5, 2023, 8 a.m.
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World-renowned cardiologist Dr. Henry Ting joined Delta Air Lines in 2021 as the global airline’s S.V.P. and Chief Health Officer – a first for a U.S. carrier. Dr. Ting became familiar with Delta both as a long-time Medallion customer and, more recently, as a primary COVID-19 advisor who has helped...
Feb. 16, 2020, 9 a.m.