Richard H. Anderson served as Executive Chairman of the Delta Air Lines, Inc. Board of Directors until October 11, 2016. Richard previously served nine years as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Delta. Under Richard’s leadership, Delta emerged from bankruptcy and became the most profitable, investment grade airline in the world. Anderson also served as Chief Operating Officer of Northwest Airlines, Inc. from 1998 to 2001 and from 2001 to 2004, as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Delta, Anderson was President of UnitedHealth Group Commercial Markets. He also serves as a director of Cargill Inc. and Medtronic Inc. A native of Galveston, Texas, Richard holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston at Clear Lake City and a Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law. He and his wife, Susan, live in Houston, Texas.