Robert Kight was Promoted as Senior Vice President Human Resources at Delta-Air-Lines

Date of management change: June 15, 2016 

What Happened?

Atlanta, GA-based Delta-Air-Lines Promoted Robert Kight as Senior Vice President Human Resources


About the Company

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers yearly. Delta was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2013 World`s Most Admired Companies airline industry list, topping the list for the second time in three years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 328 destinations in 64 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita.


About the Person

Robert L. Kight, also known as Rob, serves as Senior Vice President of Global HR Services and Labor Relations at of Delta Air Lines, Inc. and served as its Vice President of Compensation and Benefits. Mr. Kight began his Delta career as an analyst in 1985 and held positions of increasing responsibility including Director – Human Resources-Europe based in Frankfurt, Germany; Director – Human Resource Services and Managing Director – Human Resources for the 20,000 employees of the Operations division when he left Delta to pursue an opportunity in the technology industry in early 2000. He returned to Delta July 2004 as Managing Director – Worldwide Benefits and Health Resources. His responsibilities include the strategic alignment, development and delivery of all of Delta`s global compensation as well as benefit programs including its human resources information systems and service delivery functions. Additionally, he is responsible for Delta’s labor relations and provides oversight for its global diversity, staffing, talent development and occupational health functions. Currently, Rob serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Labor, Education, and Health Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity School and chair of its Personnel Committee as well as a former Trustee of the Ron Clark Academy, where he served as treasurer and chair of the board’s finance committee for a number of years. In addition, he is a Governing Body Co-Chair with the Atlanta HR Leadership Summit. He graduated from Duke University, cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and History.


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