Delta Air Lines named Tad Hutcheson vice president – Community and Public Affairs, where he will oversee the airline’s global strategy to enhance its leadership position in the communities it serves.
Prior to joining Delta, Hutcheson served as vice president of Marketing and Sales for AirTran Airways. He had worked for Delta’s planning and marketing departments prior to leaving the company in 1995.
“Tad is well known for his track record in community engagement, and he brings a wealth of experience to Delta,” said Tim Mapes, Delta’s senior vice president – Marketing. “We’re excited to have Tad returning to Delta for this vital community leadership position.”
Hutcheson, 44, will report to Mapes. An airline industry veteran, Hutcheson served as director of strategic planning and, later, vice president of marketing for KIWI International Air Lines prior to joining AirTran.
A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., and a current resident of Atlanta, Hutcheson is deeply involved in the community. He currently serves on the boards of the Atlanta Business League, Atlanta Police Foundation, Atlanta Sports Council, Junior Achievement ofGeorgia, Leadership Atlanta, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Central Atlanta Progress, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and he is a member of the Downtown Atlanta Rotary Club.
Delta is currently celebrating its 70th year as Atlanta’s hometown airline.
Hutcheson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from King College, and a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University. He also completed international marketing studies at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University, and the International Business Institute in Europe.