Delta appoints General Counsel

Delta Air Lines today announced that Kenneth F. Khoury will join the company as executive vice president and general counsel, currently an open position, effective Sept. 18. Khoury, 55, was most recently general counsel at Weyerhaeuser, Inc. and brings nearly 30 years of legal expertise to Delta, including leadership positions as vice president and deputy general counsel at Georgia-Pacific Corp. “We’re pleased to have another experienced, well-respected professional join Delta’s executive leadership team,” said Gerald Grinstein, chief executive officer. “The breadth of Ken’s experience during the last three decades will add significant value to Delta as we continue to move forward and emerge as a strong competitor.”

A frequent speaker on legal issues and member of the Bar in the states of Georgia, New York and New Jersey, Khoury has also served in senior leadership roles at Shearson Lehman Hutton, Inc. and The Continental Corporation, a financial services company, with responsibility for corporate and securities law.

Khoury graduated with honors from Rutgers College in 1972 and received his law degree from Fordham University in 1977, where he was a member of the Law Review. Khoury resides in Atlanta with his family.