Leadership

Delta Private Jets is proud to have an experienced leadership team with deep understanding of the private aviation and/or airline industry.

Gary Hammes

President

Gary Hammes

President

As President, Gary is responsible for overall safety, efficiency, and growth of the wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, Inc.  His responsibilities include both, financial and operational performance, growing the Delta Private Jets brand, and providing a seamless travel solution for both private aviation consumers as well as commercial customers, transforming the customer service platform. Prior to joining Delta Private Jets, Gary was the Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Australia where he managed all operational functions of the airline, including Flight Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Catering, Safety, Training, Crewing, Ground Operations, and System Operations.  He also served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at both World Airways and ASTAR Air Cargo Inc.
Rex Bevis

Rex Bevis

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Rex Bevis

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

As the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Rex is responsible for the finance, information technology, and managed aircraft acquisition functions for Delta Private Jets. Before joining Delta Private Jets, he served as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for GE IT Solutions, a subsidiary of the General Electric Company. His primary responsibilities included overseeing the financial planning and analysis, commercial finance, and corporate reporting functions.  Rex also led several special projects including software implementations, productivity and restructuring initiatives, and M&A transactions.  Prior to joining GE, Bevis was with KPMG advising and managing tax restructuring engagements for large private and publicly held companies. He also spent time with the Transaction Services division of PwC leading financial due diligence engagements for strategic and financial buyers. Rex holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (major in accounting) from Santa Clara University and a Masters of Accountancy (concentration in taxation) from Miami University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant. 
Lee Gossett

Lee Gossett

Senior Vice President of Maintenance

Lee Gossett

Senior Vice President of Maintenance

As Senior Vice President of Maintenance, Lee is responsible for the safe and compliant execution of all maintenance related activities for Delta Private Jets. He also serves as the Director of Maintenance (DOM), for the operating certificate and all regulatory activities. Lee joined Delta Private Jets after retiring after 26 years at Delta Air Lines, where he served as Vice President of Line maintenance. His responsibilities included, a budget of more than $600 million, maintenance on the fleet of nearly eight hundred aircraft, and more than thirty eight hundred employees around the world. Through teamwork and continuous improvement initiatives, he led his team to record levels of performance with industry leading on time departures and the lowest cancellation rate for maintenance. Lee also served as Delta's DOM for ten years. Lee is a Kentucky native and veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as a B-52 mechanic. He holds an A&P license and an Associates degree from Louisiana Tech and The Community College of the Air Force. He has also completed Emory University's Executive development program at Goizueta Business School.
Kelly Love

Kelly Love

Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development

Kelly Love

Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development

As the Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Delta Private Jets, Kelly is responsible for facilitating long term strategic planning, business development, goal setting and deployment at an organizational level.Prior to joining Delta Private Jets, Kelly was the Chief Financial Officer of LogFire, Inc, a global provider of cloud based multi-channel warehouse management, omni-channel fulfillment and in-store inventory management solutions., where she assisted with securing a $8.25 million Series A equity investment, facilitated the expansion of the organizations’ global footprint and restructured the financial operations to support the rapidly growing organization.Previously, Kelly served as “CFO to go” for several organizations, including a national wholesale/retail distribution organization that she owned and operated. Kelly began her career as a CPA and worked with several CPA firms including the Atlanta based firm of Aarons, Grant and Habif, LLC where she became a Partner.Ms. Love holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Carolina and a Global MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
John Caldwell

John Caldwell

Vice President of Sales, Revenue Management and Client Services

John Caldwell

Vice President of Sales, Revenue Management and Client Services

As the Vice President of Sales, Revenue Management and Client Services Departments; John’s management background makes him uniquely qualified to lead the team in its ambitious growth plans and help advance Delta’s position as the only airline with a private jet division.   Prior to joining Delta Private Jets, John was Vice President – Seattle, charged with developing and achieving Delta’s key strategic objectives for Seattle and the pacific northwest including financial performance, marketing, commercial sales, sponsorships, community relations and the customer experience at SeaTac. He is also involved in Delta’s state and local government affairs.   As a travel executive with more than 30 years of experience, John has held a variety of leadership roles within the sales and marketing divisions of Delta and Northwest Airlines. Prior to being named Vice President - Seattle, John previously served as President of Delta Vacations, formerly MLT Vacations, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines and a leading U.S. provider of vacation packages for travel agents and consumers. John led this company to impressive year-over-year revenue growth and operational excellence and was named the “Most Innovative Tour Operator Executive” for 2015 by travAlliancemedia.   Additionally, John acted as managing director of national account sales and specialty sales for Delta, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France, as well as managing director of global sales at Northwest Airlines.   John has been an active participant on several industry boards including the National Business Travel Association’s Aviation Committee and has served on the board of directors for the Atlanta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Seattle Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.   A native of Chicago, IL, John has a degree in Aviation Management and Industrial Relations from Minnesota State University.