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Kevin Shinkle

Former Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Delta Air Lines

Most recently Kevin Shinkle was the Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer responsible for external communications, media relations and employee and cross-divisional communications throughout Delta's global system. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Prior to his role at Delta, Kevin worked in journalism and was the business editor at The Associated Press (NY) and at The Star-Ledger in Newark, NJ, respectively. At the AP, he oversaw the Business News department of the Associated Press. It is an award-winning department of reporters and editors in the U.S., Europe and Asia that thrives on incisive, creative and definitive coverage of breaking news and produces, fresh, thought-provoking enterprise. The AP is the largest and most important news organization in the world, supplying content to newspapers, television and radio stations and digital outlets. As deputy business editor and then business editor at the Star-Ledger, he oversaw a department that was recognized as producing one of the five best business sections in the country for six straight years. Reporters in this divison routinely won national and state awards. The section was known for its creativity -- a business section that didn't look like a business section -- and for hard-edged investigative coverage.

He has diverse experience working as a reporter for outlets such as Bloomberg (NY), The Tampa Tribune (Florida), and The Chapel Hill Newspaper as well as The Gold Leaf Farmer, both in North Carolina.