Delta Air Lines exec to keynote Tester’s tourism workshop in Bozeman

Senator’s 13th Small Business Opportunity Workshop will be May 17

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester today announced that Montana native Eric Phillips, a top executive with Delta Air Lines, will be a keynote speaker at Tester’s upcoming Small Business Opportunity Workshop in Bozeman on Friday, May 17.

Tester’s 13th small business workshop will connect national travel industry leaders with Montana businesses to expand tourism opportunities and create jobs in the Big Sky State.

Phillips, a native of Lewistown, Mont., and a graduate of Carroll College in Helena, oversees a wide range of Delta operations, including pricing and inventory management, for all of the company’s 170 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Montana’s tourism industry depends on reliable and efficient air travel, and Eric knows how to connect visitors to our state’s great outdoors,” said Tester. “This workshop will allow local businesses to hear from Eric about the best ways to grow our tourism industry and create more jobs.”

Tester’s workshop will be held on May 17 in the Strand Union Building’s Ballroom A at Montana State University.

Tester’s workshop, which begins at 9 a.m., is free and open to the public. Montanans interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP at

Tester’s Bozeman workshop builds on the success of his 12 previous small business workshops held across Montana. More than 2,000 Montana companies and individuals have attended the sessions.