Feb 16, 2023
Richard Anderson, Former Delta and Amtrak CEO

Richard H. Anderson is the former Chief Executive Officer of AMTRAK. Mr. Anderson was the eleventh executive to lead America's Railroad® since the company began operations in 1971.

Prior to Amtrak, Mr. Anderson spent 25 years in the aviation industry, where he last held the position of executive chairman of the Delta Air Lines Board of Directors after serving as the airline’s Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2016.

Prior to joining Delta, Anderson was President of UnitedHealth Group Commercial Markets. Anderson also served as Chief Operating Officer of Northwest Airlines, Inc. from 1998 to 2001 and from 2001 to 2004, as Chief Executive Officer. He also serves as a director of Cargill Inc. and Medtronic Inc.

Mr. Anderson has helped companies navigate bankruptcy, a major recession and mergers and acquisitions. He is passionate about building strong businesses that create the best travel experience possible for customers.

A native of Galveston, Texas, Anderson holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston at Clear Lake City and a Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law.

He and his wife, Susan, live in Wayzata, MN.