ALPA's Officers

ALPA’s four international officers are: president, first vice president, vice president-administration/secretary, and vice president-finance/treasurer. Along with the executive vice presidents, these four officers make up ALPA’s Executive Council.

The Executive Council advances the objectives and policies established by the Board of Directors, interprets the Constitution and By-Laws, and bears fiduciary responsibility for the Association.

Captain Tim Canoll

Captain Tim Canoll

ALPA President

Captain Tim Canoll (Delta) is the tenth president of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), which represents more than 51,000 professional airline pilots in the United States and Canada, and is the largest nongovernmental aviation safety organization in the world. He was elected by the union's Board of Directors on Oct. 22, 2014, and began his four-year term on Jan. 1, 2015.


Captain Joe DePete

Captain Joe DePete

First Vice President

Captain Joe DePete (FedEx Express) serves as ALPA's first vice president. He was elected on Oct. 12, 2014, at the Association's 45th Board of Directors meeting, and assumed office on Jan. 1, 2015. He also holds the position of national safety coordinator, and is tasked with overseeing the Association's Safety, Security, and Pilot Assistance programs.


 Captain Bill Couette

Captain Bill Couette

Vice President–Administration / Secretary

Captain William Russell "Bill" Couette (Envoy) was elected to his third consecutive term (all three by acclamation) as ALPA's vice president–administration/secretary. In this role, he executes the policies of the Association's governing bodies and acts as custodian for all ALPA documents, contracts, leases, property deeds, and general records. He oversees the Association's membership programs as well as all union voting and election procedures. In addition he works with the Association's Information Technology Advisory Committee.


Captain W. Randolph Helling

Captain W. Randolph Helling

Vice President–Finance / Treasurer

Captain W. Randolph Helling (Delta) is serving his third term as ALPA's vice president–finance/treasurer, having previously acted as executive administrator to former ALPA president Captain John Prater (Continental). Captain Helling oversees the financial and fiscal administration of the union.



Captain Rick Dominguez

Captain Rick Dominguez

Executive Administrator

Captain Rick Dominguez serves as ALPA's executive administrator, directly supporting the ALPA president. Dominguez is a Delta Air Lines B-767 captain based in Atlanta, Ga.