Gail A. Grimmett, Senior Vice President—New York of Delta Air Lines, is charged with developing and achieving Delta’s key strategic objectives for New York State. She is responsible for the financial performance of all New York routes and oversees all commercial functions, including marketing, commercial sales, sponsorships, community relations, and the customer experience at the airports. She also directs Delta’s state and local government affairs efforts within New York State.
During the five years Ms. Grimmett has been in New York, she led Delta’s cross-functional team to reach an agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on a $1.4 billion terminal redevelopment program at John F. Kennedy International Airport. She also presided over the largest hub expansion in 40 years at nearby LaGuardia Airport, doubling Delta’s overall capacity out of that airport in July 2012. Through her team’s efforts, Delta’s visibility as a community partner and brand recognition as a corporate sponsor have grown throughout the state.
Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Ms. Grimmett to the New York State Tourism Board in 2011, she is currently serving her second term. She was also selected to serve on the Governor’s New York City Regional Economic Development Council.
In June 2013, Ms. Grimmett was named one of Crain’s New York Business “50 Most Powerful Women in New York.” She was also named Woman of the Year in Aviation in 2010. Grimmett ‘s board memberships include: Executive Committee and Board Member of NYC & Company, the NYC Vice Chair of the New York Building Congress, Vice Chair of the Business Council for New York State, a board member of the Food Bank for New York City and a steering group member of the Association for Better New York. She holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a MBA from George Washington University with a concentration in Business Economics and Public Policy.
Ms. Grimmett has a reputation for quality work and exemplary leadership, making long-term contributions to New York’s economy.