Patricia Ornst serves as managing director for Delta’s state and local government affairs efforts in New York, where her work helps Delta develop and achieve its key strategic objectives throghout the state.
Ornst brings more than 15 years of experience in the aviation industry. Prior to joining Delta, she was a director of state and local affairs for the Northeast region at American. She also served as vice president, aviation, for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where she led aviation strategy for New York City under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. Earlier in her career, she spent nearly seven years at Airports Council International – North America as director of legislative affairs.
Ornst, who grew up in New York and the Czech Republic, has a degree in political science from Susquehanna University. She was named to the City and State’s “40 under 40” list of rising political stars in New York in 2012. She currently serves as Mayoral appointee on both the Workforce Development Board and the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Alliance, Queens. She also serves on the board of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden on Staten Island.