Former Delta president and chief operating officer and Peachtree City resident Hollis Harris passed away on July 13. He was 84. Harris began his airline career at Delta in 1954 while he was taking classes in aeronautical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1961 while working for Delta’s engineering department and rose through the airline’s ranks. In 1987, he was named president and COO and a member of Delta’s board. “Hollis was a beloved leader at Delta and one of the people whose shoulders we stand proudly on,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian.
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