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"We are delighted to have
George Mattson join the board of directors," said
Daniel A. Carp, Delta's non-executive chairman of the board. "George brings deep and broad-based experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and capital markets, along with his knowledge of the airline industry and other global industries. He will enhance the strategic depth and range of Delta's already strong and independent board of directors."
Mattson was a Partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 2002 to his retirement in
August 2012. During that time, he served as co-head of the Global Industrials Group in Investment Banking, which had responsibility for a diverse set of industry sectors, including companies in the transportation industry. Mattson joined Goldman Sachs in 1994, holding positions of increasing responsibility prior to becoming a Partner in 2002.
Mattson is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Boys' Club of
New York and serves on the Board of Visitors of the Pratt School of Engineering at
Duke University. Mattson previously served as a member and Chair of the Board of Directors of Volunteers of America Greater New York.
Mattson received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from
Duke University and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business,
University of Pennsylvania.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta was named domestic "Airline of the Year" by the readers of
Travel Weekly magazine,
was named the "Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline" by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology, won the
Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey and was the recipient of 12 Executive Travel Magazine Leading Edge Awards for U.S. airlines. With an industry-leading
global network, Delta and the
Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 320 destinations in 60 countries on six continents. Headquartered in
Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the
SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading
trans-Atlantic joint venture with
Air France-KLM and
Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in
Paris-Charles de Gaulle,
Salt Lake City and
Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the
SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning
BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta
Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than
$3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at
SOURCE Delta Air Lines