Delta Air Lines´ (NYSE: DAL) Board of Directors has announced Ash Carter as its newest member, effective immediately, the company said.
Carter is Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School and an Innovation Fellow at MIT. He served as US Secretary of Defense from 2015 to 2017.
Secretary Carter has served directly and indirectly under 11 Secretaries of Defense in both Democratic and Republican administrations. He served as Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013, functioning as the department´s chief operating officer; as Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics from 2009 to 2011; and as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy from 1993 to 1996.
Outside of government service, Secretary Carter was most recently a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford University´s Hoover Institution and a Senior Executive at the Markle Foundation.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune´s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry´s transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. I