Bob Letteney joined Delta Air Lines in September of 2013 as Managing Director for Global Government Affairs. In this capacity, Bob manages Delta’s domestic and international policy, and regulatory priorities. Prior to joining Delta, Bob was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Aviation and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). In this role, he implemented economic and competition policy affecting the air transport industry and coordinated the Department’s international activities. While at DOT, he also served in the Office of Budget and Programs where he helped manage and resolve the 2013 budget crisis at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Bob began his career working for Senator Edward M. Kennedy and later served as U.S. Representative John W. Olver’s Legislative Director where he focused on transportation budget issues. He left Capitol Hill for two years to work in the Japan Ministry of Transport and Parliament in Tokyo as a Mike Mansfield Fellow. After returning to the United States, he became the Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Martin T. Meehan and later served as the Senior Advisor to Chairman John W. Olver on the House Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing Appropriations. Bob serves on the Board of Directors for the International Aviation Club of Washington, DC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from the George Washington University.