Delta's board of directors gets new member



The Board of Directors of Delta Air Lines has announced a new member — David DeWalt.

On Monday, Daniel Carp, non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors of Delta, said board members are delighted to welcome DeWalt, and that his technological expertise will be of great value.

“David’s expertise in the technology industry, and his strategic and operational experience as chief executive officer of McAfee Inc., will enhance the depth and range of Delta’s already strong and independent board of directors,” added Carp.

Officials explained that DeWalt was the president and director of McAfee, a security technology company, from April 2007 until February 2011. The company was acquired by Intel Corporation, in February.

DeWalt is chairman of the board of directors of Polycom Inc., and a board of directors member of Jive Software.

In May of this year, he was chosen by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Security and Technology Advisory Council. The newest member of Delta’s board of directors was also named one of the top five chief executive officers of publicly traded software companies by Institutional Investor magazine in 2008.

Prior to his time at McAfee, DeWalt held executive positions with EMC Corporation, an information infrastructure technology and solutions provider, from December 2003 to March 2007. The positions included, executive vice president, and president of customer operations and content management software.

He received a bachelor of science degree in computer science, and electrical engineering, from the University of Delaware, officials said.