Theresa Wise is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Delta Air Lines.
Under Theresa’s leadership, Delta integrated technology systems following its merger with Northwest, combining more than 1,200 IT systems in what is now recognized as a blueprint for airline mergers. As the airline industry faces unprecedented challenges, information technology is increasingly a competitive differentiator. Today, Theresa leads a team of more than 2,000 professionals who innovate and leverage technology solutions to enhance the customer experience with Delta.
Theresa began with her work in the airline industry in 1990, building a mathematical model to optimize crew schedules. She has since held a variety of positions in Flight Operations, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, and IT.
She is an active supporter of education, arts and community, having served on the Board of Regents for St. Olaf College, the Children’s Theatre Company, the Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota Business Partnership, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, and as a violinist with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra.
Theresa graduated from St. Olaf College with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Chemistry and holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree in Operations Research and Applied Math from Cornell University.