Delta Air Names Paul Graves as VP - Global Diversity

ATLANTA, Aug. 13, 2002 - Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has named Paul Graves as vice president, Global Diversity.

Graves will be responsible for continuing and expanding diversity efforts at Delta, and will report directly to Delta Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leo F. Mullin. In addition, Graves will partner with Delta’s Community Affairs, Human Resources and Marketing divisions to continue to increase the airline’s presence in the diverse communities where its customers and employees live.

Graves joined Delta in November 2000 as director, Human Resources - In-Flight Service. He provided support to this organization, which numbers more than 19,000 people, by leading the development and execution of strategic Human Resource plans and programs.

Prior to joining Delta, Graves served as group vice president and director of Human Resources for Africa and the Middle East for The Coca-Cola Company. During his career, he also held positions with increasing responsibility at Contel-Texocom (now GTE), Lockheed, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Warner-Lambert and General Foods.

Graves earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Alabama A&M University. He and his wife, Sandy, live in Woodstock, Ga.


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