United Master Executive Council Elects Captain Jay Heppner Chairman
October 3, 2013 - Captain Jay Heppner, a 28-year veteran of United Airlines and a long-time representative of the pilots of United Airlines, was elected chairman of the United Master Executive Council of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), today. The election was held during the initial meeting of the merged United Master Executive Council, composed of members of the former United and Continental MECs.

Captain Bob Fox, a 17-year UAL veteran and another long-time ALPA volunteer, was elected vice chairman. Captain Dave Earnest, a 35-year veteran with Continental Airlines, was elected secretary, and Captain Eric Hunter, a 23-year veteran with Continental, was elected treasurer.