Senior Vice President–Government Affairs, Delta Air Lines, and Board of Regents, University of Michigan
Andrea Fischer Newman is Senior Vice President-Government Affairs at Delta Air Lines and an elected member of the University of Michigan Board of Regents. At Delta, she has responsibility for the Company’s international, federal, state and local government affairs. Prior to this appointment, Newman was Senior Vice President Government Affairs at Northwest Airlines.
Newman's previous experience includes senior partner at the Detroit law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone, Special Counsel to the Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Logistics, Deputy Assistant to Vice President George H.W. Bush, and the Washington, D.C. law firm of Patton Boggs.
Prior to her elected service on the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan, Newman was a member of the Oakland University Board of Trustees, appointed by Governor John Engler. Newman serves on the Board of the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) and as a Vice President of the Detroit Economic Club. Ms. Newman also serves as a member of the Industry Affairs Committee of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Newman is a former Director of the Michigan State Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce. She served as co-chairman of the Governors Purchasing Reform Task Force from 1993-1994 and was a Board Member of the Michigan Strategic Fund from 1987-1991.
She is a former member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel, appointed by President George W. Bush from February 2002-March 2009, resolving labor disputes between the Federal Government and its unions, and was also a member of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, appointed by the Secretary of Education.
Newman is a 1983 graduate of the George Washington University National Law Center, and an honors graduate of the University of Michigan (1979).