Leo F. Mullin
Leo F. Mullin is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Air Lines at its world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Delta is the third-largest U.S. airline in terms of operating revenue and the world’s second largest air carrier in terms of passengers carried, 104 million last year alone. The airline’s innovative developments in the areas of technology and e-commerce have also been widely noted, prompting Forbes to name Mr. Mullin a member of the Year 2000 "e-Gang," along with 11 other CEOs of highly respected companies such as General Electric, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems. Delta was named the No. 1 airline based on the annual Wichita State University Airline Quality Rating study published in April 2001. In addition, Forbes magazine ranked Delta No. 1 in five important customer service criteria for 2000.
Prior to joining Delta on August 14, 1997, Mr. Mullin served as Vice Chairman of Unicom Corporation and its chief subsidiary, Commonwealth Edison, from 1995 to 1997. Before Unicom Mr. Mullin was in key management positions at First Chicago, the country’s 10th largest commercial bank, for 15 years. From 1993 to 1995, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company.
Previous to joining First Chicago in January 1981, Mr. Mullin served for five years as Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning at Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) in Philadelphia. Before joining Conrail, he spent nine years with McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, in Washington, D.C. During his last three years with the firm, he was a partner.
Mr. Mullin serves on the corporate boards of BellSouth Corporation and Johnson & Johnson. In addition, Mr. Mullin is a board member of the Air Transport Association (ATA) and past Chairman of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Besides his business accomplishments, Mr. Mullin has long been recognized for strong community leadership. He is a member of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, and he also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Research Alliance.
Mr. Mullin received a degree in engineering and applied physics from Harvard College, a degree in applied mathematics from The Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Chairman and CEO Delta Airlines