Leader Bios

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As CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian leads a team of 75,000 global professionals that is 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...
Feb. 17, 2021, 4 p.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 a.m.
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Allison Ausband is Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Experience Officer. She previously served as Senior Vice President — In-Flight Service for Delta Air Lines, leading a team of 24,000 flight attendants, supervisory and support personnel around the globe, as well as Delta's onboard global food and beverage operation and...
Nov. 11, 2020, 5 a.m.
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Bill Carroll is co-Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President – Finance and Controller. In this role, Bill is responsible for the finance activities at Delta's 12 operating divisions and its international joint ventures and investments, internal and external (SEC) financial reporting, and revenue accounting. Prior to joining Delta, Bill...
June 15, 2020, 10 a.m.
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Peter Carter has served as Delta’s Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary since July 2015. As Chief Legal Officer, Peter oversees Delta’s legal, compliance and government affairs groups worldwide and serves on the Delta Leadership Committee. Peter has worked to protect Delta’s freedom to operate by advocating...
June 15, 2020, 10 a.m.
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Gary Chase is co-Chief Financial Officer and 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...
June 15, 2020, 10 a.m.
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John Laughter is E.V.P. and Chief of Operations. He leads the teams responsible for industry-leading safe, reliable operations around the world including Corporate Safety, Security and Compliance, Flight Operations and Technical Operations. John directly oversees Delta Air Lines’ 12,000+ pilots and its global flying operations supported by more than 300...
Nov. 3, 2020, 9 a.m.
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Tim Mapes is Delta's Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. He is responsible for the strategy and coordination of Delta’s internal and external communications, as well as the global airline’s sustainability work. As Delta builds on its reputation as a reliable, customer-focused brand setting new standards for...
June 15, 2020, 10 a.m.
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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 a.m.
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Steve Sear is Executive Vice President – Global Sales for Delta Air Lines, overseeing worldwide customer relationships and programs with corporations, travel management companies and alliance partners. Steve previously served as Delta’s President – International, where he was responsible for the airline’s Asia Pacific, Atlantic and Latin regions as well...
Sept. 24, 2020, noon
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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 a.m.
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World-renowned cardiologist Dr. Henry Ting joined Delta Air Lines in 2021 as the global brand’s Chief Health Officer – a first for a U.S. airline. In his most recent role as Mayo Clinic’s enterprise Chief Value Officer, Dr. Ting became familiar with Delta both as a long-time Medallion customer and...
Feb. 16, 2020, 9 a.m.