Karmetria Dunham Burton
Director of Strategic Programs and
Delta Air Lines
Success like the kind Karmetria Dunham Burton has en-joyed doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and sacriﬁce. With all of the right factors at work and a “show up” philosophy Burton has applied to her career and life, true success can be attained.
Burton, director of strategic programs and supplier diversity for Delta Air Lines, develops and executes a global sup-plier diversity program that is truly outstanding. She does this through the enhancement of processes that help Delta achieve its vision of being an industry leader of making minority- and women-owned businesses a natural and integral part of the company.
“If I have to choose three critical factors in achieving success in one’s career, they’re belief, action and discipline,” says Burton.
Belief “You need to believe in yourself. You need to have faith in your goals and your path to that success. Once your mind is convinced that you can do it, nothing is impossible.”