Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Pre-flight briefings by Delta Airlines Inc. Management are standard operating procedure and as I settled in for the information session before a recent Amsterdam trip I wasn't expecting anything out of the ordinary. But they wanted to start our session with an announcement and proceeded to read a letter they’d received. It wasn’t long before I realized that one of my co-workers had written in to nominate me for the Delta Airline’s Chairman’s Club Award. I’ve always been overjoyed and grateful for anything I’ve ever won—from grade school competitions to Mrs. United States—but this nomination is a tremendous honor. It speaks to my 21 years of service with Northwest Airlines and my continuation of service with Delta, my work in pageantry and for the empowerment of women, but more so to my efforts to expand Rare Disease Awareness. I’d do it all again and keep doing it with or without the recognition...but I have to admit that this feels great!!

The Delta Airline’s Chairman's Club program recognizes 100 employees throughout its worldwide operations who consistently demonstrate dedication and determination to the highest standards of service to Delta customers, their co-workers and the communities Delta serves. Each year, employees are eligible for nomination by their peers or managers. The gala and award ceremony this year will be held in October.