A top executive of Delta Air Lines will address the future of the airline industry in a public seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, Room 459.


Chris Duncan, vice president of finance and chief risk officer for Delta Air Lines, will give his expert insights on the plight of the airline industry since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The title of his talk will be”Airlines: Can They Survive and Thrive in a Post 9/11 World?”


Duncan visits WVU as risk manager-in-residence under a grant awarded to two College of Business and Economics professors by the Spencer Educational Foundation. Before joining Delta, Duncan was director of risk management for Frito Lay and risk manager at KFC USA Inc. Past employment also includes consulting positions with Coopers&Lybrand and Tillinghast, a Towers Perrin company. Duncan started his career with Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Mich.


As the president of the Risk Management Research Council and a member of the Risk&Insurance Management Societys risk manager roundtable, Duncan remains active in both the airline industry and his professional associations. He has written numerous articles in various risk management and finance-related publications, and is a contributing author to the AMA Management Handbook and author of”Managing Service Providers,”published by Seawrack Publications.