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Anderson Announces Retirement as Delta CEO, Board Executives Take His Place

In an unanticipated press release Wednesday afternoon, Delta Air Line’s Board of Directors publicly announced the May 2, 2016 retirement of CEO Richard Anderson. The prominent businessman’s retirement would mark the end of a successful 16-year-career throughout not only Delta, but United Healthcare (2004-2007) and Northwest Airlines (2001-2004.) “Richard has been an outstanding leader and CEO,” Delta Air Lines Board Chairman Dan Carp said in the release. “His unique combination of strategic and operating skills, plus his commitment to employees,…