Leader Bios

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Mahendra Nair is the Senior Vice President, Operations at Delta Air Lines. He oversees Line and Base Maintenance, Engineering, Quality & Safety, TechOps Support and Cabin Operations, along with the TechOps Supply Chain organization and IFEC team. Before this, Mahendra was Senior Vice President – Fleet & TechOps Supply Chain...
Jan. 30, 2020, 3 p.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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Rick Salanitri has spent virtually his entire career working to improve the onboard experience for commercial airline passengers. After graduating from Auburn University in 1985, Rick held various engineering and leadership roles for the DoD, a major US airline, and commercial airplane interior modification and manufacturing companies. In 2015, Rick...
June 1, 2022, 11 a.m.
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Scott Santoro is Vice President, Los Angeles and Sales-West, where he is his responsible for strengthening Delta’s presence on the West Coast through maximizing revenue and share, achieving strategic sales objectives, and overseeing the commercial strategies for Delta’s Los Angeles and Seattle hubs. Scott also leads Delta's Sales organization from...
Jan. 1, 2019, 9 a.m.
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Matt Schrag is Vice President – IT Revenue Technology and Data Analytics for Delta Air Lines. In this role, Matt supports Business Intelligence, Revenue Management, Revenue Accounting, Alliances and Distribution. He is also responsible for developing and implementing the IT strategy for data and analytics. Matt joined Delta in 1998...
Nov. 15, 2020, 5:01 a.m.
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Holden Shannon is Senior Vice President – Corporate Real Estate for Delta Air Lines. Holden oversaw Delta’s leadership of Atlanta’s $1.4 billion Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal which opened in May 2012, and his team managed Delta’s $160 million investment in Terminals C and D at New York’s LaGuardia...
Nov. 11, 2020, 6:36 a.m.
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Prashant Sharma is Delta’s Vice President - Loyalty since November 2018. He is responsible for the SkyMiles loyalty program strategy and execution. He also leads a number of key strategic partnerships that enhance the growth and engagement of the SkyMiles program. Prashant has several years of international experience in General...
Nov. 3, 2020, 4:26 p.m.
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Kristen Shovlin is Vice President – Sales Operations and Development for Delta Air Lines. Kristen leads a global team focused on growing premium revenue and enhancing the B2B experience for Sales customers while driving sales strategy and market development. Responsibilities include worldwide customer service centers; strategic technology development; B2B communications...
Nov. 12, 2020, 9 a.m.
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Erik Snell is Senior Vice President – Airport Customer Service (ACS), Cargo Operations, Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and Global Clean.
May 25, 2022, 9 a.m.
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Bob Somers is Senior Vice President – Global Sales for Delta Air Lines. In this role he is responsible for leading a global sales team focused on maximizing premium revenue and share performance with Delta’s commercial account base including global, national, and specialty accounts, as well as Delta Vacations, a...
Nov. 12, 2020, 12:08 p.m.
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Matt Sparks is Vice President – Airport Operations at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. He is responsible for the largest single airline hub operation in the world, with approximately 1,000 daily flights and nearly 6,000 employees. Prior to his current position, Matt served as Managing Director – Below Wing Operations...
Nov. 12, 2020, 12:20 p.m.
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Todd Spaude is Vice President – IT Architecture and Global Airline Solutions for Delta Air Lines. In his current role, Todd leads technology development and is responsible for guiding the technology architecture that enables the airline. Previously, he served as Managing Director – Commercial Applications Development and Chief Architect. Todd’s...
Nov. 15, 2020, 4:53 a.m.
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Shane Spyak leads International Sales for Delta Air Lines including teams based on six continents. He works closely with Delta’s joint venture partners to deliver a comprehensive global offering to top corporate and travel agency customers and their travelers. Prior to his current role, Shane was the regional leader for...
Oct. 21, 2019, 3:52 p.m.
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Julie Stewart is Delta’s Vice President of Investor Relations. In this role, she is responsible for maintaining Delta’s relationships with the investment community and communicating Delta’s financial results, strategy and ESG priorities to investors. She also oversees the competitive analysis team. Julie was voted the Best Investor Relations Professional within...
May 12, 2021, noon