ALPA’s Executive Vice Presidents

ALPA's seven executive vice presidents (EVPs), along with the four national officers, make up ALPA's Executive Council, which meets at least six times per year to act in consultation and cooperation with ALPA's president in furthering objectives and policies set by the Association's Board of Directors and Executive Board. During Board of Directors meetings, board members—status and seniority-block representatives—elect the seven executive vice presidents by caucuses from each of the ALPA airline groupings. Each EVP serves a two-year term.

The EVP groups and airlines they serve are:

Group A: Alaska, Delta, FedEx, JetBlue, United
Group B1: Air Transport, Air Wisconsin, Mesa, Piedmont, PSA, and Spirit
Group B2: Atlantic Southeast, CommutAir, Envoy, Frontier, Hawaiian, and Kalitta Air
Group B3: Compass, Endeavor, ExpressJet, Sun Country, and Trans States
Group C: Air Georgian, Air Transat, Bearskin, Calm Air, Canadian North, CanJet, First Air, Jazz Aviation, Kelowna Flightcraft, Sky Regional, Wasaya, WestJet, WestJet Encore


As of January 1, 2019:

Group A

Captain Joe Youngerman, Alaska

Joe Youngerman

Alaska Airlines Captain Joe Youngerman was elected executive vice president, Group A, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct. 17, 2018, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. His term began on Jan. 1, 2019.

Based in San Francisco, Calif., Captain Youngerman flies the Airbus A320. Throughout his career, he has held ALPA leadership roles including Master Executive Council chairman and secretary-treasurer for the Virgin America pilot group. While at Midwest Airlines, he served as ALPA Grievance Committee chairman.

Captain Youngerman attended Embry-Riddle University. He currently resides in Henderson, Nev., with his wife and stepdaughter.

Joe.Youngerman@alpa.org


Captain Andrew Massey, Delta

Andrew MasseyDelta Air Lines Captain Andrew Massey was reelected to his third term as executive vice president, Group A, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct. 17, 2018, at the Association's biennial Board of Directors meeting. His latest term began on Jan. 1, 2019.

Currently based in Detroit, Captain Massey flies the B-737NG. He previously served as a Delta Local Executive Council 20 secretary-treasurer. Prior to flying for Delta, Capt. Massey was a pilot for Northwest Airlines, where he served as the ALPA Information Technology Committee chairman, Membership Committee chairman, and web board moderator. Prior to Northwest, he flew for TWA, where he was a member of the ALPA Scope/Small Jet Committee. He has flown the DC-9, 727, MD-88, A320, 757/767, 747-400, and A330 as well as his current position.

Captain Massey is a retired naval aviator in the U.S. Navy Reserve who has a BS in biology from Northern Michigan University. Drew and his wife, Janet, live in Chelsea, Mich.

Drew.Massey@alpa.org


Captain Wes Reed, FedEx Express

Wes ReedFedEx Express Captain Wes Reed was elected executive vice president, Group A, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct. 17, 2018, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. His term began on Jan. 1, 2019.

Based in Memphis, Tenn., Captain Reed flies the Boeing 777. Throughout his career, he has served on numerous committees and held ALPA leadership roles for his pilot group, including Block 8 status representative, Strategic Preparedness and Strike Committee (SPSC) chairman, and Master Executive Council secretary-treasurer. He’s also served as ALPA Veterans Affairs chairman, SPSC chairman, and a member of the ALPA-PAC Steering Committee. Capt. Reed previously worked for Atlantic Southeast Airlines. He has flown the B-727, DC-10, MD-11, and B-777.

Captain Reed served in both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps where he flew F/A-18s, retiring in 2016 after almost 27 years. He graduated with a BA in history from the College of Wooster. He currently resides in Corpus Christi, Tex., with his wife, Lori, and children, Christi, Dylan, and Avery.

Wes.Reed@alpa.org


Captain Wes Clapper, JetBlue

Wes Clapper

JetBlue Airways Captain Wes Clapper was elected executive vice president, Group A, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct.17, 2018, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. His term began on Jan. 1, 2019.

Based in New York, N.Y, Captain Clapper flies the Airbus A320/A321. In addition to his executive vice president responsibilities, he serves as the JetBlue Master Executive Council secretary-treasurer. He has also served as a member of the Pilot-to-Pilot Committee and was a member of the Strategic Oversight Board assigned to the Air Georgian pilot group.

Captain Clapper graduated magna cum laude with a BS in flight technology from Central Washington University. He currently resides in Spokane, Wash., with his wife, Tammy, and children, Annalise and Tucker.

Wes.Clapper@alpa.org


First Officer Mike Hamilton, United

Mike Hamilton

United Airlines First Officer Michael Hamilton was elected executive vice president, Group A, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l, on October 19, 2016, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. His term began on January 1, 2017.

Based in Denver, Colo., F/O Hamilton flies the Boeing 777. Throughout his career, he has served on numerous committees and held several ALPA leadership roles such as Master Executive Council secretary-treasurer and Special Representational and Structure Review Committee chairman.

Prior to being hired by United in 1997, he was a pilot with Air Midwest after graduating from Parks College of Saint Louis University. F/O Hamilton currently resides in Colorado with his wife Mary and sons Patrick and Liam.

Michael.Hamilton@alpa.org


Group B1

Captain Sean Creed, Spirit

Sean CreedSpirit Airlines Captain Sean Creed was reelected executive vice president, Group B1, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct. 17, 2018. His latest term began Jan. 1, 2019.

Based in Chicago, Ill., Captain Creed flies the Airbus A320. During his tenure with Spirit, he has served as both Master Executive Council  (MEC) and Local Executive Council (LEC) secretary-treasurer. He was a member of his MEC and LEC Grievance committees, and he also served as a member of the ALPA Strategic Preparedness and Strike Committee.

A graduate of Central Washington University, Captain Creed previously flew for Great Lakes Aviation. He currently resides in Connersville, Ind., with his wife, Trisha; son, Spencer; and daughter, Makenna.

Sean.Creed@alpa.org


Group B2

Captain Justin “Tyler” Hawkins, Frontier

Frontier Airlines Captain Justin “Tyler” Hawkins was elected executive vice president, Group B2, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct. 17, 2018, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. His term began on Jan. 1, 2019.

Based in Orlando, Fla., Capt. Hawkins flies the Airbus A320. Throughout his career, he has served on numerous committees and held ALPA leadership roles for his pilot group, including first officer representative and chairman for Frontier Local Executive Council 169. He served as Strategic Preparedness and Strike Committee chairman, where he organized the Frontier pilots’ first informational picketing event in Denver, Colo., with more than 300 Frontier pilots.

F/O Hawkins previously flew for ExpressJet Airlines.

F/O Hawkins graduated from Florida State University in 2008 with a BS in biological sciences. He currently lives with his wife, Alexis, and three children, Gavin, Camden, and Layne, in Orlando, Fla.

Tyler.Hawkins@alpa.org


Group B3

Captain Jim Johnson, Endeavor

Endeavor Air Captain Jim Johnson was elected executive vice president, Group B3, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct. 17, 2018, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. His term began on Jan. 1, 2019.

Based in New York, N.Y., Captain Johnson flies the Bombardier CRJ900. In addition to his executive vice president responsibilities, he serves as the Endeavor Master Executive Council (MEC) chairman. Throughout his career, he has held ALPA leadership roles including MEC vice chairman and Local Executive Council first officer representative.

Captain Johnson earned a BS in aviation management from Jacksonville University. He currently resides in Hillsborough, N.C.

Jim.Johnson@alpa.org


Group C

Captain Tim Perry, WestJet

Tim Perry

As executive vice president of Group C, WestJet Captain Tim Perry is the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) Canada president. He was elected on Oct. 17, 2018, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting, and his term began on Jan. 1, 2019.

The ALPA Canada president is the principal officer of the ALPA Canada Board, chairs all meetings, and serves as the Board’s spokesperson. Captain Perry is responsible for planning, coordinating, and administering the affairs and activities of ALPA Canada, and he consults with and is assisted by the other Canada Board officers in furthering the objectives and policies of the Association.

Captain Perry previously served the WestJet pilot group as its Master Executive Council vice chairman and was instrumental in the organizing campaign that ultimately led the pilot group to certify ALPA as its labor union. Prior to WestJet, he flew for Calm Air, where he served as a Local Executive Council first officer representative.

A graduate of Selkirk College with a diploma in aviation technology, Captain Perry lives in Toronto, Ont.

Tim.Perry@alpa.org