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History

Delta Leaders

Board of Directors

Delta's Board of Directors was established in 1930, when Delta Air Service (1928-1930) was rechartered as Delta Air Corporation on December 31, 1930. Board members are elected each year.

These are Delta's past and current directors and their dates of service. For more information about Delta's current directors, see delta.com.

Name Start Date End Date Notes
Allen, Ronald W. 10/23/1975 7/31/1997
Anderson, Richard H. 4/30/2007 10/11/2016
Artzt, Edwin L. 6/1/1991 4/26/2002
Atkins, Prentiss M. 12/31/1930 12/18/1939
Bastian, Edward H. 2/5/2010

Bays, Karl D. 11/3/1979 11/6/1989
Beebe, W.T. 9/14/1966 6/9/1984
Biedenharn, Bernard W. 4/28/1967 10/23/1986
Biedenharn, III; Henry A. 10/23/1986 1999
Biedenharn, Malcolm S. 12/31/1930 4/23/1950
Blake, Francis S. 7/25/2014

Boe, Archie R. 2/1/1987 1/2/1989
Bostock, Roy J. 10/29/2008 6/10/2016
Brinzo, John S. 4/30/2007 6/10/2016

Broadhead, James L. 1/1991 1/1/2003
Brown, Charles L. 5/1/1985 10/22/1992
Budd, Edward H. 5/1/1985 4/30/2007
Busbee, George D. 2/1/1983 ca. 6/1997-6/1998
Carp, Daniel A. 4/30/2007

Cartledge, R. Eugene 4/26/1990 4/26/2002
Cole, Todd G. 10/16/1956 8/15/1963
Courts, R.W. 6/28/1948 1/31/1983
Cushing, George R. 10/29/1945 4/22/1947
Davis, Eugene I. 4/30/2007 6/22/2009
De Sole, Domenico 10/3/2005 4/30/2007

DeWalt, David G.

11/22/2011

Dolson, Charles H. 1/10/1955 8/1/1987
Donilon, Thomas E.  2/20/2015    
Easter III, William H.  12/3/2012    
Engler, John M. 10/29/2008 2012
Evans, Mary J. 12/28/1982 4/26/2002 When elected, last name was Head.
Faulk, C.E. 5/22/1934 8/31/1951
Fisher, George M.C. 1999 7/2/2004
FitzGerald, Catherine 12/31/1930 5/31/1934 First woman member. One of the airline industry's earliest female directors.
Flinn, Emery 10/20/1959 10/23/1975
Foret, Mickey 10/29/2008

Franklin, Shirley C. 7/20/2011

Freeman, R.W. 6/11/1947 1/23/1985
Garrett, Jr., David C. 10/24/1968 10/27/1994
Gerry, Edward H. 6/11/1947 10/1989 Longest serving member (42 years).
Richard K. Goeltz 4/30/2007 10/29/2008
Goode, David R. 4/22/1999 6/10/2016

Grinstein, Gerald 2/1/1987 9/1/2007
Harris, Hollis L. 8/1/1987 6/30/1990
Hawkins, W. Whitley 5/1/1991 3/1/1993
Head, Mary J.

See Evans, Mary J.
Higgins, Pat 12/18/1939 10/6/1940
Higgins, Patricia L. 7/15/2005 4/30/2007
Hill, Jr., Jesse 10/23/1975 10/22/1998 First African-American member.
Jackson, Jeanne P. 1/25/2017    
Johnson, Arthur E. 3/22/2005 4/30/2007
Johnson, Earl D. 7/25/1963 7/22/1964
Judd, L.B. 5/31/1943 12/26/1951
Kellstadt, Charles H. 7/23/1964 10/1/1975
Kilts, James M. 10/24/2002 2004
Krapek, Karl J. 7/2/2004 4/30/2007
Longmire, John R. 5/1/1953 10/28/1982
Lund, Victor L. 4/30/2007 10/29/2008
Massey, Walter 4/30/2007 10/29/2008
Mattson, George N. 10/1/2012

Maurer, R.S. 4/13/1954 7/31/1982
McHenry, Carl H. 5/31/1934 3/22/1960
Michaels, Bill 8/1/1972 5/13/1989
Miller, T.M. 7/23/1964 8/1/1987
Mullin, Leo F. 8/14/1997 4/23/2004
Nunnally, Winship 6/11/1947 10/28/1971
Oliver, Travis 12/31/1930 2/16/1955
Oppenlander, Robert 10/24/1968 10/1989
Parker, Laigh C. 12/18/1939 12/23/1959 Not consecutive years of service. Resigned 12/22/1941 to enter military; reelected on 10/29/1945.
Patton, Stuart W. 8/1/1972 10/25/1979
Phillips, John G. 8/1/1982 10/22/1992
Putnam, Carleton 5/1/1953 10/24/1984
Ralph, Douglas R. 6/25/2015   Delta pilot since 1990. Designated by the Delta Master Executive Council to serve on the Board of Directors.
Reynolds, Paula Rosput 8/17/2004 6/25/2015 When elected, last name was Rosput.
Reynolds Jr., R.J. 6/11/1947 10/1959
Rial, Sergio A.L. 12/9/2014   First Latin American member.
Rodgers, James Woodall 1/10/1955 7/6/1961
Rogers, Kenneth C. 10/29/2008 6/25/2015 Nonvoting associate member, 2005 to April 14, 2008, when he was elected as a director by the Board; then by the stockholders on 10/29/2008. Delta pilot since 1990.
Rosput, Paula G.

See Reynolds, Paula Rosput
Slater, Rodney E. 10/29/2008 6/30/2011

Smith, Douglas Y. 12/31/1930 11/13/1956
Smith, Jr., John F. 2000 4/30/2007
Snellings, Jr., George M. 10/18/1960 10/26/1983
Spero, Joan E. 1/23/2002 7/29/2005
Steenland, Douglas M. 10/29/2008 6/30/2011
Stewart, S.A. 5/1/1953 6/30/1954
Storer, Sr., George B. 8/1/1972 10/27/1972
Sutherland, Peter D. 4/23/1992 7/1/1993
Thompson, Larry D. 10/23/2003 2005
Waller, Kathy N.  7/24/2015    
Woodrow, Kenneth B. 7/1/2004

Woolman, C.E. 12/31/1930 9/11/1966 Not consecutive years of service. Resigned 1934; reelected 5/5/1938.
Young, Andrew J. 4/1994 2004