Delta Cargo names Shawn Cole as new VP

Shawn Cole, the new VP will lead airline’s logistics division focusing on superior commercial, financial and operational performance

Delta Air Lines Shawn Cole

Delta Air Lines has named Shawn Cole, Vice President of Delta Cargo. Cole is responsible for ensuring that the airline’s logistics division continues to deliver on superior commercial, financial and operational performance.


He joins the leadership team at a time when Delta Cargo is realizing the benefits of its multi-year transformation with double digit operational performance improvement and unit revenue growth far surpassing industry averages.


“Shawn is a solutions-driven Delta executive of nearly 10 years,” said Gareth Joyce, president – Delta Cargo and senior vice president – Airport Customer Service. “He has consistently motivated organizations to deliver maximum productivity, improve top-line growth and control costs through the most effective use of available resources and tools. This expertise positions Shawn to continue Cargo’s successful momentum as well.”


Most recently Cole served as Vice President – Finance and Corporate Planning, where he demonstrated his extensive experience in leadership, financial planning, analysis and team coordination. He is well known for his dedication to servant leadership and his support for many community partners such as the Atlanta Children’s Shelter and Atlanta Public Schools.


Cole, a native of High Point, North Carolina, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. He earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


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Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 334 destinations in 62 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground.