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  • Donor Spotlight: Maurice Worth

    Sep 25, 2018
    Maurice Worth 1999

    Maurice W. Worth, 1999

    Maurice Worth, former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Delta Air Lines, was a true success story. He joined the airline in 1960 as a Ramp Service Agent in Dallas, TX, and retired as COO in 1999.

    Delta Agent Maurice Worth 1960s

    Maurice Worth at work, 1960s

    After his days as a Ramp Service Agent he assumed positions of increasing responsibility in Airport Customer Service in Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago and Boston.


    In 1979, he was promoted to System Manager Airport Operations based at Delta's headquarters in Atlanta. He was named Director - Personnel Administration in July 1986, Assistant Vice President - Personnel Administration in 1987, Vice President - Personnel in 1989, Senior Vice President - Personnel in 1991 and Executive Vice President - Customer Service in September, 1995. He became Delta's Chief Operating Officer on August 15th, 1997. Prior to that appointment, he also served briefly as Delta's Acting Chief Executive Officer. 

    Delta AVP-Personnel Maurice Worth 1987

    Assistant VP-Personnel Maurice Worth, 1987   

    Worth saw Delta grow from a regional carrier into a global airline. Through the many roles in his career, he was able to lead Delta employees to help make the airline a leader in the industry. He had a deep respect for the Delta people and often referred to working with them as a privilege and an honor. Delta COO Maurice Worth and employees

     Throughout his career, Worth was able to collect many items that represent his time at Delta and the partnerships he helped forge for the company.


    Many thanks to his son Michael Worth for donating Maurice's collection to the Delta Flight Museum in his memory.  


    Click the link to learn more about Maurice Worth and see the Maurice Worth Collection

    Austin Coleman