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DEL-431_2019 Star Awards_Aug 23 2019

DEL-431_2019 Star Awards_Aug 23 2019

August 28, 2019
Delta Flight Museum

Celebrating 20 Years
of Supplier Diversity

Recognition

#DeltaStarAwards


THE WORLD IS BETTER WITH

YOU OUT IN IT.

At Delta, we’re proud to celebrate diversity and to commit to working with
diverse businesses around the world. Together with our 80,000 employees,
we do more than fly planes, we make change. And everything we do is
possible because of you.

Learn more at DELTA.COM/SUPPLIERDIVERSITY


Letter of Greetings

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 20th Anniversary
Delta Star Awards Recognition Luncheon. We are
honored to join with you in commemorating a milestone
of excellence and advancement in minority supplier
development throughout the state.
As a welcoming city committed to ensuring that all
people have equal access to opportunity, we applaud
Delta’s Executive Team and Supply Chain Management’s
dedication to promoting economic inclusion in the
airport industry. Your efforts to address issues impacting
women and minority participation has enabled countless
professionals to experience greater success and
opportunities in the supplying profession.
The City of Atlanta is proud to congratulate today’s
graduates and honorees, and we salute Delta’s Executive
Team and Supply Chain Management’s service. On
behalf of the people of Atlanta, I offer my best wishes
to you for a remarkable luncheon.

Keisha Lance Bottoms

Mayor,

City of Atlanta

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Letter of Greetings

On behalf of our 80,000 Delta colleagues worldwide,
I would like to congratulate all of the Supplier Diversity
Star Awards honorees. The annual Star Awards
recognition program is a wonderful opportunity to say
thank you and celebrate our partnerships, which are built
on Delta’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect.
Delta has a long-standing legacy of commitment to our
employees, customers, shareholders and the communities
we serve worldwide. Working together, we can continue
to exceed our customers’ expectations by delivering the
industry-leading operational reliability and service they
count on. Please enjoy today’s event and thank you for
your attendance and continued partnership with us.

Ed Bastian

CEO,

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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Letter of Greetings

Welcome to the 20th Anniversary edition of the Star Awards
Recognition event! We thank you for being a valued partner
in the Delta supply chain community and for your support
of Delta’s supplier diversity efforts. Delta has made a strong
corporate commitment to Diversity and Inclusion all across
the company…today is about celebrating that commitment
in our supplier diversity community. Inclusive procurement
practices are an integral part of a world-class procurement
operation, and our commitment is to offer opportunity to
business owners from all of the cultures and communities in
which we serve. This year’s event is truly special, as it marks
20 years of celebrating the outstanding employees, partners
and executives that help us put smiles on the faces of our
customers.

Delta believes in a supply chain that reflects the diversity of
its customers. Our executive team is committed to making
opportunity available to small businesses and diverse
businesses all across the spectrum, a commitment that
began more than 40 years ago. The engagement of our senior
leaders speaks volumes about the level of Delta’s executive
commitment to welcoming all kinds of companies into our
supplier community. Your focus on innovation, attention to
detail and commitment to excellence help make Delta the
finest travel experience in the industry.

We know that what you do for Delta helps to make us better
everyday. Please know that we are striving to build a world-
class Supplier Diversity program that adds stakeholder value
while helping to strengthen communities and build lasting
legacies. We welcome your feedback on our program and look
forward to continuing to do great things together. Thank you
for honoring us with your presence at the 2019 Star Awards.

Heather Ostis

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Vice President,
Supply Chain Management

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Letter of Greetings

Thank you for joining us for the 20th Anniversary celebration
of the Delta Star Awards recognition event. We are so grateful
for the many diverse suppliers that work so hard to assist us in
delivering excellence in every area of our business. Whatever
the role that you play in the Delta travel experience, you are
an essential element of what makes us the preferred airline
of millions of travelers worldwide. We are excited about the
many wonderful accomplishments that we celebrate today,
especially the graduation of our first class of the Delta
Supplier Development Academy. You are the foundation of
the Delta customer experience, and we know that we could
not do it without you.

Our team is hard at work opening up the doors of access
to every segment of our customer base. We want to do
business with those who do business with Delta. Our
executive leadership is on board with what we are seeking to
accomplish through our diverse suppliers, and we are proud
that our program is growing and improving every day. Our
goal is to build a world-class supply chain that is reflective
of a world-class airline, with a broad base of dynamic and
capable suppliers like those in the room today. Our supplier
diversity initiative is a prominent part of how we connect the
world.

Thank you for your many contributions to the Delta Supply
Chain community and for your support of our Supplier
Diversity progam.Delta has been an integral part of the
inclusive procurement community for more than 40 years.
The 20th Star Awards luncheon is just our way of saying
‘thank you’ for all that you do to help Delta provide a world-
class travel experience for every customer. Thank you for
being here and enjoy the event.

Karmetria Burton

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

General Manager,
Supply Chain Management —
Supplier Diversity

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Supplier Diversity Overview

Delta’s Philosophy
Delta Air Lines recognizes the critical role of small, minority,
women, veteran, LGBT and disabled-owned businesses in
the overall strength of the U.S. economy and ultimately to
Delta stakeholders. To maximize returns to Delta custom-
ers, shareholders, employees, and the communities in which
we operate, Delta seeks to utilize the products and services
of qualified small and diverse-owned businesses.

Delta’s Commitment
We are committed to proactively identifying and building
relationships with high quality small, minority, women,
veteran, LGBT and disabled-owned businesses. Our
mission is to deliver value by developing partnerships
with qualified diverse suppliers. The key element of
success lies in our ability to establish relationships
with diverse suppliers that can provide quality products
and services in a competitive and global environment.

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Emcee

Jonathan Slocumb

Comedian

Jonathan Slocumb is a prolific comedian, host, and actor that
leading companies and organizations and A-list artists call on.
They know him to be the always fashionable, quintessential
talent that keeps audiences energized, engaged, and laughing.
His honed technique and exceptional storytelling attracts
corporate and entertainment heavyweights and makes him
an exceptional choice for top mainstream brands, events, and
projects.
As an artist who appeals to broad audiences, Slocumb’s
television and hosting appearances include: The Stellar
Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza
comedy series, the Essence Music Festival main stage for
seven consecutive years, and Black Enterprise, to name a
few. Slocumb has toured with Sinbad, Take 6, and the late
and great James Brown and Aretha Franklin. Notably, his
recurring role in the Steve Harvey Show landed him spots
in Tyler Perry’s feature film Meet The Browns and TV series
Mann and Wife.

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Entertainment

Rachel Waters

Vocalist

Rachel Waters is a Atlanta native and has been singing in
the local community for over 20 years. Most recently she
has hosted concerts benefiting non-profits that support
the homeless and anti-sex trafficking. Rachel is a Program
Administrator in Corporate Travel at Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Headquarters. She and her husband, Ethan, frequently lead
the music at The Village Church in Hapeville, GA.

Kerwin L. Felix

KLF Pro Entertainment

Founder, Kerwin L. Felix, began KLF Pro Entertainment to
offer high-quality customer service and epic entertainment
in one package. His brand has since grown to include
six KLF exclusive talent acts, and several other specialty
entertainment options.

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2019 Star Awards Program

Jonathan Slocumb 11
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Master of Ceremonies

Opening

Greetings

Jonathan Slocumb

Musical Selection

Rachel Waters

Welcome

Heather Ostis

Vice President, Supply Chain Management

Historical Milestones of Delta Supplier Diversity

Karmetria Burton

General Manager, Supplier Diversity

Executive of the Year Video

John Hunter

VP, Fuel Operations

Executive of the Year Award Presentation

Steve Hightower, CEO

Hightowers Petroleum Co.

Supplier Development Academy Video

Joanne Smith

Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer

Presentation of the 2019
Supplier Development Academy Graduates

Pax Assist
A Haute Cookie

SLADE, LLC
MILVETS Systems Technology, Inc.

The Green Garmento

Charge to the Graduates

Paul Jacobson

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Musical Selection

Rachel Waters

Closing

Santiago Marquez, CEO

Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Lunch

Entertainment by:

Kerwin Felix Quartet


Executive of the Year

John Hunter

Delta Air Lines

Vice President
Fuel Management

John joined Delta Air Lines in April 2013, overseeing all commercial
activity, logistics and government compliance for the wholly-owned
refining subsidiary Monroe Energy LLC. John has helped grow the
refinery to a net profitable position since inception and has fully
integrated the Refinery into Delta’s wellhead to wingtip jet fuel
strategy. He has built a team of over twenty experienced individuals
that have improved crude cost by over $500M, while improving the
net sales value of clean products and other streams by over $50M.
In parallel, John has overseen business development, process and
organizational improvement, credit management, strategic planning,
and budgeting. All of this builds on his earlier role with Delta as
Managing Director of Fuel. Here he improved the company’s refinery
feedstock supply, clean products, and marketing for both LPG and
Resid fuels, which included a reduction in costs with a proactive
management approach to self-supply jet fuel in key markets.

In addition to oversight of Monroe Energy’s commercial and
optimization activities, John leads the efforts to grow and improve
Delta’s jet fuel self-supply chain resulting in annual savings of $75
million dollars per year. The strategy has included self-supply over
60 airports from zero when John arrived.

Prior to joining Delta, John was Director of Fuel, Trading and Risk
Management for Murphy Oil USA. While earning over $25 million
in EBITDA in 2012 alone, John improved transparency within the
business, procured over 150,000 barrels of gasoline and diesel
per day, improved risk management, and inventory strategies, and
undertook all logistical movements for Colonial, Plantation, EPPCO,
Explorer, and Magellan pipelines.

Before taking on these roles, he was Manager for Crude Oil Trading
in the North and then held the same position in the South. Both roles
were also with Murphy Oil USA.

John graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a BS in 12
Accounting with an MA in Professional Accounting with the same
university. John is a Certified Public Accountant with the State of
Arkansas. John and Shasta, his wife of 20 years, have six children
aged from 23 to 8 years old. John enjoys playing basketball, reading
and spending time with family. John is a volunteer coach for a local
youth football and basketball team and likes to volunteer his time at
different charities including Habitat for Humanity and Samaritan’s
Purse.

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Supplier Diversity
Academy Graduate

Ann Cronin

Director of Marketing
and Business Development

Ann Cronin is the Director of Marketing and Business Development
for the Global Aircraft Group - Pax Assist, Global Baggage Expeditor,
Global Aircraft Dispatch and Jetweels. She is responsible for
identifying customers, assessing their current and future needs,
and developing strategies. She also leads the company’s efforts to
establish partnerships with other companies and build relationships
with Airlines. Previously, Ms. Cronin was the Regional Manager,
Aviation Sales and Development for FJC Security, where she
managed the development of solutions for aviation-related
security needs and services for contracts with aviation companies,
and developed new markets in the U.S. She was responsible
for establishing partnerships with other companies to further
increase the scope of security services while integrating them as
a package for better flexibility for current and future FJC clients.
Ms. Cronin worked for Delta Airlines for more than 31 years,
mostly in the New York area, retiring as the Delta Flight Center
Manager in charge of operations at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

“In order for small businesses to compete they must be 13
agile, innovative, and efficient in delivering their product to market.” 13

Ann Cronin


Supplier Diversity
Academy Graduate

Shiana White

Owner

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“In “Determination, daily consistent action, and persistenc 14
are three keys required to win in both business and life.”

Shiana White

14


Supplier Diversity
Academy Graduate

L’Tryce M. Slade

Managing Director

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Committee, and Birmingham Sickle Cell Junior Advisory Board.

“Small businesses should focus on the present and 15
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L’Tryce Slade


Supplier Diversity
Academy Graduate

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Milvets

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performance as an 8(a) firm. A veteran with a distinguished record

of achievement over a 22-year career in the United States Marine

Corps, Mr. Daniels’ team of 200 support some 14 Federal agencies.

“Small businesses need to be agile and 16
always be prepared for market uncertainty.”

Bob Daniels

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Supplier Diversity
Academy Graduate

Jennie Nigrosh

CEO and Chief Creative Officer

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of eco-friendly 4-in-1 reusable garment bags that can help you
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“Success is not always measured by dollars – sometimes the smallest victories 17

will lead to significant changes. Stay strong, stay focused, stay true, stay the course.”
Jennie Nigrosh

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2019 Supplier Diversity Advisory
Stakeholder Council

Michael Tobolski, Chair Keyra Lynn Johnson

Director of Corporate Relations Managing Director and
WEConnect International Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Leona Barr-Davenport Delta Air Lines, Inc.

President & CEO Alisa Kirk
The Atlanta Business League
Area Director
Johnnie Booker Clayton State University
Small Business Development Center
President
The Booker Group, LLC Kris Kunkel

Karmetria Burton Director, IT Supply Chain Management
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
General Manager, Supplier Diversity
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Santiago Marquez

Kimberly Coffman President & CEO
Georgia Hispanic
Manager, Supplier Diversity Chamber of Commerce
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Greg May
Tommy Dortch
Sr. Vice President, Fleet
Chairman & CEO and Technical Procurement
TWD, Inc.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Sandra Duckworth
Ken McCue
Program Manager, Supplier Diversity
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Vice President, Material Services
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Paul Jacobson
Heather Ostis
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Niteen Suresh

Director, Supply Chain Management
Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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Past Honorees & Keynote Speakers

2018

Small Business of the Year Airway Aerospace, Inc. | Minority-Owned Business of the Year
1st Choice Aerospace | Woman-Owned Business of the Year Prospect Airport Services |
Corporate Real Estate Business of the Year MGM General Contracting Inc. | Team of the
Year Supply Chain Management Analytics Team | TJP Advocate of the Year Keith Taylor |
TJP Advocate of the Year Ryan Marzullo | Top Flight Brian Kruse Top Flight Carnica Jackson |
Catalyst of the Year Eyemail LLC | Keynote Speaker Pamela Prince-Eason

2017

Small Business of the Year Aviation Repair Technologies, LLC | Minority-Owned Business
of the Year Aerothrust Holdings, LLC | Woman-Owned Business of the Year MESH
Experience | Corporate Real Estate Business of the Year Green Heart Enterprises | Team
of the Year Corporate Real Estate | TJP Advocate of the Year LaShawn Douglas | TJP
Advocate of the Year Margarita Paz Catalyst of the Year Bruce McMillian | Keynote
Speaker Ed Bastian

2016

Small Business of the Year John Pararas Scheduling Systems Inc. | Minority-Owned Business
of the Year Magic Johnson SodexoMagic | Woman-Owned Business of the Year Victoria
Beneragama Buzz Export Services | New Corporate Real Estate Business of the Year James
Abrahamson Max Gray Construction | Corporate Real Estate Business of the Year Shirley
Ghannam Arconcepts | Team of the Year In-Flight Services | TJP Advocate of the Year Mark
Petro | Keynote Speaker Joset Wright-Lacey

2015

Small Business of the Year PHS/MWA Aviation Services | Minority-Owned Business of the
Year Agile•1 | Woman-Owned Business of the Year G.A.T. Airline Support | Corporate Real
Estate Supplier of the Year Creative Construction Services Corp | Catalyst of the Year
Reginald Williams Procurement Resources, Inc. | Team of the Year Cargo and Ground Support
Equipment | Keynote Speaker Tisha R. Tallman

2014

Small Business of the Year Airworthy Aerospace Industries, Inc. | Minority-Owned Business
of the Year Gates Laundry Service | Woman-Owned Business of the Year Transperfect
Translations, International | First Certified Global Woman-Owned Business Buzz Export
Services | Catalyst of the Year Diverse Facility Solutions | Advocate of the Year Shari Oliver
Commodity Manager, Cargo | Team of the Year Fuel Operations | Keynote Speaker Janice
Howroyd

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Past Honorees & Keynote Speakers

2013

Small Business of the Year Flightstar Aircraft Services, LLC | Minority-Owned Business of
the Year Xtra Aerospace Inc. | Woman-Owned Business of the Year NogginLabs Inc. |
New Minority Business of the Year Magno International | Advocate of the Year
Lani Gustafson Supply Chain Commodity Manager, In-Flight Services | Team of the Year
Corporate Travel | Keynote Speaker Earvin “Magic” Johnson

2012

Small Business of the Year Bolder Manufacturing | Minority-Owned Business of the Year
MKG Productions | Woman-Owned Business of the Year Continental Wireless | New
Minority Business of the Year Meristem Packaging | Catalyst of the Year Cassandra Hill
Regional Alliance | Advocate of the Year Sherry Cox Strategic Sourcing Manager, In-Flight
Services | Team of the Year Airport Customer Service | Keynote Speaker Richard Anderson

2011

Small Business of the Year Inspirus | Minority-Owned Business of the Year CSM |
Woman-Owned Business of the Year Intervine | Team of the Year Corporate Services |
Advocate of the Year Mark Shapiro | Keynote Speaker Andrew Young

2010

Small Business of the Year Inspirus | Minority-Owned Business of the Year CSM America |
Woman-Owned Business of the Year Intervine, Inc. | Catalyst of the Year CVM Solutions, LLC |
Heritage Award UpTime Electric | Advocate of the Year Brad Wilson General Manager,
Airport Customer Service | Team of the Year Corporate Services | Keynote Speaker
Mayor Kasim Reed

2009

Small Business of the Year Wessco International | Minority-Owned Business of the Year
Jet Parts Engineering | Woman-Owned Business of the Year TransVantage Solutions |
Keynote Speaker Steve E. Gorman, EVP & Chief Operating Officer

2008

Sourcing Professional of the Year Kristen Burton | Team of the Year Marketing & Professional

Services | Small Business of the Year Intervine, Inc. | Minority Owned Business of the Year

A-National Limousine | Women Owned Business of the Year Pace Communications 20

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Past Honorees & Keynote Speakers

2007

Special Recognition Award Wes Jones | Keynote Speaker Hank Halter, Sr. Vice President &
Controller

2006

Advocate of the Year Olen Bennett | Team of the Year Fuel & Airport Services | Small Business
of the Year TSI Logistics | Minority Owned Business of the Year The Burks Companies, Inc. |
Women Owned Business of the Year GAT Airline Ground Support, Inc

2005

Advocate of the Year Mike Turner | Manager of the Year Keith Armes | Small Business of
the Year Octagon Process, Inc. | Minority Owned Business of the Year American Sales &
Management | Women Owned Business of the Year Robart Transportation, Inc.

2004

Advocate of the Year Allen Greer | Manager of the Year Reg Holden | Small Business of the
Year Jet Parts Engineering | Minority Owned Business of the Year Act | Personnel Services |
Women Owned Business of the Year GAT Airline Ground Support, Inc.

2003

Manager of the Year Bob Currey | Buyer of the Year Mike Turner | Small Business of the
Year B2E Markets | Minority Owned Business of the Year Total Enterprises | Women Owned
Business of the Year Act I

2002

Manager of the Year Jadieep Majumdar | Buyer of the Year Allen Greer | Small Business
of the Year O’Sullivan Menu Publishing | Minority Owned Business of the Year Inflight
Newspapers | Women Owned Business of the Year Custom Products

2001

Manager of the Year Tom Shell | Buyer of the Year Sonya Collier | Small Business of the Year
Distribution Solutions International | Minority Owned Business of the Year GPR Aviation |
Women Owned Business of the Year Pace Communications

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Manager of the Year Stan Livingston | Buyer of the Year Stephanie Gonea

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Acknowledgements

Delta Air Lines Creative and Communication Committee

JenKleinrock/RondellBrandIdentity&CreativeServices,DeltaAirLines,Inc. | EmmaPortis
Communications, Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Jen Kleinrock Rondell Cadette
Chris Fisher Emma Kate Protis

Supplier Partners

Event Planning / Project Manager Electronic Marketing Campaign
VonCreations, Inc. EyeMail Inc.

Caterer Print Production
Sodexo RR Donnelley

Audio Visual Dessert Table
Production/ Staging AEE Productions Inc. Irresistible Pound Cakes,

Communications/Public Relations A Haute Cookie
Capital Strategic Communications Group
Transportation
Honoree Awards A National Limousine
Accolades Inc.
Supplier Development Academy
Music Consultanta: PPICW, Inc.
KLF Pro
Supplier Diversity Consultant
Entertainment Procurement Resources, Inc.
Rachel and Ethan Waters
Digital Marketing Communication
Video Production EyeMail, Inc.
Higher Grounds, Atlanta
Business Leadership Consultant
ImageArts, Inc. Peña Global

Photographer Promotional Support
Kecia Stovall Studios InTandem Promotions, Inc.

Volunteers

Delta Ambassadors

Supplier Diversity Team

Karmetria Burton

General Manager, Supplier Diversity

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Kimberly Coffman Sandra Duckworth

Manager, Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Supplier Diversity

This production was brought to you by
small, minority, women, veteran, LGBT and disabled-owned businesses.

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Supplier Diversity Resources

• F or information about Delta’s supplier diversity initiative please visit our
website www.delta.com/supplierdiversity.

• To register as a prospective supplier, please sign-up at
delta.myconnxion.com.

• F or General Supplier Diversity Queries: Please email [email protected]
delta.com.

• F or non-supplier diversity related sponsorship requests:
Please visit www.delta.com/sponsorships.

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