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The Board of Directors of Delta announced today that Richard H. Anderson has elected to retire as executive chairman effective this date. Francis S. “Frank” Blake, who has been lead director since May 2016, will succeed Anderson as Delta’s non-executive chairman. Blake, the former Chairman and CEO of The Home ...
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Emotion filled Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s small ceremonial office as he spoke this week during a final joint public appearance during Richard Anderson’s tenure as Delta CEO. Reed at times fought back tears as he peppered his remarks on the new 20-year Atlanta airport lease agreement with high praise for ...
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U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., paid tribute to Richard Anderson from the floor of the Senate Monday, praising the Delta CEO’s contributions to the airline industry and the American economy over the past nine years. Isakson spoke days after the airline’s announcement that Anderson would retire in May, to be ...
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Since 2007, Delta CEO Richard Anderson and President Ed Bastian have been a nearly inseparable leadership team. United by the goal of making Delta the world’s best airline for customers and employees, the two collaborated to set a strong forward course for the company.
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With Wednesday's announcement of Richard Anderson’s retirement from Delta, social media lit up with messages of appreciation and well wishes for the outgoing CEO. In his nine years at the helm, Anderson propelled Delta to new heights of operational and financial excellence, as the company became one of the world’s ...
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The financial sector’s response was upbeat after Delta announced Wednesday that current President Ed Bastian would succeed CEO Richard Anderson, who will retire in May. Analysts said they expect a “seamless” transition and a continuation of the philosophy “that has made Delta the best-run and one of the most profitable ...
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Delta Air Lines, Inc. Board of Directors today announced that Richard H. Anderson has chosen to retire as CEO effective May 2, 2016. At that time, Mr. Anderson will be elevated to Executive Chairman of the Delta Air Lines Board of Directors. “Richard has been an outstanding leader and CEO ...
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Shares of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) jumped in early trading Tuesday after the airline reported record-breaking earnings for the fourth quarter and full year 2015. Delta’s stock was trading at $46.60 per share, up nearly 5 percent, mid-morning. The airline’s market capitalization, which reflects the total value of a ...
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Aviation Week has named Delta CEO Richard Anderson its 2015 Person of the Year, citing his influence on the U.S. airline industry. “The Delta Air Lines CEO has fundamentally changed the U.S. airline industry,” the magazine wrote. “The merger of Delta and Northwest Airlines that he engineered kicked off massive ...
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Delta’s annual Investor Day is a great opportunity to get a road map of the company’s plans for 2016 and hear directly from CEO Richard Anderson, President Ed Bastian and other top executives as they talk to investors and Wall Street analysts. To kick the day off, Anderson stopped by ...
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Delta will welcome 100 employees today into the ranks of its Chairman's Club, the airline's most prestigious honor, recognizing those who embody Delta values and who distinguish themselves with their exceptional service to customers and the community. Delta will celebrate the 2015 Chairman’s Club honorees at its 19th annual gala ...
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The prestigious Harvard Business Review has rated Delta CEO Richard Anderson among the “best-performing CEOs in the world.” Anderson was the only airline chief – U.S. or abroad - to make the HBR list. The analysis rated the CEOs of the world’s top companies based on financial performance, which counted ...
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Wall Street anticipates that Delta will report a record-breaking profit when the airline announces its earnings for the third quarter Wednesday morning. The third quarter is traditionally the strongest period of the year for airlines due to the busy summer travel season. CEO Richard Anderson, President Ed Bastian and Chief ...
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Fundamental to Delta’s values is a strong, historic commitment to caring for our employees, customers and the communities where we live, work and serve. Part of that commitment is our long-standing support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which we highlight and celebrate each October. This year, Delta’s annual “Breast ...
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From Atlanta to Seattle and Miami to New York, dozens of news organizations shared the news of Delta’s announcement Wednesday that it would invest more in employee pay and benefits. The Seattle Times, whose home city hosts a growing Delta hub, called the package “hefty.” The Minneapolis Star-Tribune wrote that ...