Delta Board Names Michael Huerta As Newest Member
Delta Air Lines’ Board of Directors today named Michael Huerta as its newest member.
The appointment takes immediate effective.
According to the airline Huerta recently completed a five-year term as Administrator of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
As head of the FAA, he was responsible for the safety and efficiency of civil aviation in the U.S.
Speaking on the appointment, Delta’s Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Frank Blake said, “Michael’s deep aviation and broader transportation industry experience will be a great asset to Delta.”
Before being named as Administrator, Huerta served as Acting Administrator of the FAA from 2011 to 2013 and FAA Deputy Administrator from 2010 to 2011.
Throughout his career, he has held key transportation industry roles in both the public and private sectors.
Before joining the FAA, Mr. Huertaa was President of the Transportation Solutions Group at Affiliated Computer Services (now Conduent) and prior to that, he held senior positions in the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.
Huerta served as Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco from 1989 to 1993 and was Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Ports, International Trade and Commerce from 1986 to 1989.
He was recently appointed as Senior Advisor to Macquarie Capital.
Huerta earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California-Riverside and a Master’s in Public Affairs with a concentration in international relations from Princeton University.