ALPA's Officers

ALPA’s four international officers are president, first vice president, vice president–administration/secretary, and vice president–finance/treasurer. These four officers plus the executive vice presidents make up ALPA’s Executive Council, which advances the objectives and policies established by the Board of Directors, interprets the ALPA Constitution and By-Laws, and bears fiduciary responsibility for the Association. The current officers were elected at the union's Board of Directors meeting on Oct. 17, 2018, and began their four-year terms on Jan. 1, 2019.

Capt. Joe DePete

Captain Joe DePete


Since January 2019, Capt. Joe DePete has served as the eleventh president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), which represents over 59,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines and is the largest nongovernmental aviation safety organization in the world. [Read more...]

Capt. Bob Fox

Captain Bob Fox

First Vice President

Captain Bob Fox (United) serves as ALPA’s first vice president and national safety coordinator. He was elected by the union’s Board of Directors on Oct. 17, 2018 and began his four-year term on Jan. 1, 2019. [Read more...]

Capt. Bill Couette

Captain Bill Couette

Vice President–Administration/Secretary

Captain William Russell “Bill” Couette (Envoy) was elected to his fourth consecutive term as ALPA’s vice president–administration/secretary on Oct. 17, 2018, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. His current term began on Jan. 1, 2019.  [Read more...]

Capt. Joseph A. Genovese Jr.

Captain Joseph A. Genovese Jr.

Vice President–Finance/Treasurer

Captain Joseph A. Genovese Jr. (United) serves as ALPA’s vice president–finance/treasurer. The responsibilities of this position include the general financial administration of the Association. [Read more...]

Capt. Russell “Russ” Sklenka

Captain Russell “Russ” Sklenka

Executive Administrator

Captain Russ Sklenka (FedEx Express) directly supports the ALPA president as executive administrator. Based in Memphis, Tenn., Captain Sklenka flies the MD-11. [Read more...]