Whoa. Who is this handsome man?
We knew Delta Air Lines was serious about creating a real honest-to-god communications department when they hired away veteran Ned Walker from Continental Airlines.
Today that fact was made apparent once again as the airline announced that Ed Stewart has been named head of external communications for the airline.
Ed, who is currently a senior vice president at Fleishman-Hillard in Dallas, is most well-known for his 16-year stint at Southwest Airlines.
Having personally dealt with Ed many times during his time at Southwest, I can say, without question, that he was one of the best PR spokespersons any company could have asked for. Notice I said any company. Not any airline.
In terms of airline PR, he was so far ahead of the pack it wasn’t even close.
Nice move. Both for Ed and for Ned and ….Delta Air Lines.