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.
Since January 2019, Capt. Joe DePete has served as the eleventh president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), which represents more than 59,000 professional airline pilots in the United States and Canada and is the largest nongovernmental aviation safety organization in the world. Read more.
First Vice President
Capt. 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. William Russell “Bill” Couette (Envoy Air) was reelected 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. (United Airlines) was elected ALPA’s vice president–finance/treasurer on Oct. 17, 2018, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting; his term began on Jan. 1, 2019. Read more.
Capt. Russ Sklenka (FedEx Express) serves as ALPA’s executive administrator, directly supporting the ALPA president. Based in Memphis, Tenn., he flies the MD-11. Read more.