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, BOD 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.
Listed below are the names the Executive Vice-Presidents that serve under each EVP group. The EVP groups and airlines they serve are:
Group A: Delta, FedEx, United
Group B1: JetBlue, Envoy, Endeavor, Frontier, Hawaiian, Piedmont, and Air Transport
Group B2: ExpressJet, Atlantic Southeast, PSA, Virgin America, Compass, Sun Country, and Island Air
Group B3: Alaska, Spirit, Mesa, Air Wisconsin, Trans States, and CommutAir
Group C: Bearskin, CanJet, Calm Air, Canadian North, First Air, Jazz Aviation, Kelowna Flightcraft, Air Transat, Wasaya
As of January 1, 2017:
First Officer Mike Hamilton, United
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.
Captain Andrew Massey, Delta
Delta Air Lines Captain Andrew Massey was elected executive vice president, Group A, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l, on Oct. 22, 2014, at the Association's biennial Board of Directors meeting. His term began on Jan. 1, 2015.
Currently based in New York, Captain Massey flies the B737NG. He has previously served as the Delta LEC #20 Secretary-Treasurer. Prior to flying for Delta, Captain Massey was a pilot for Northwest Airlines where he served as the ALPA Information Technology Committee Chair, Membership Committee Chair, and Web Board Moderator. Before Northwest, Massey flew for TWA where he was a member of the ALPA Scope/Small Jet Committee. Drew has flown the DC9, 727, MD88, A320, 757/767, 747-400, A330 as well as his current position.
Captain Massey is a retired Naval Aviator (Res) who has a B.S. in Biology from Northern Michigan University. Drew and his wife, Janet, live in Chelsea, Mich.
Captain Russell "Russ" Sklenka, FedEx Express
FedEx Express Captain Russ Sklenka was elected executive vice president, Group A, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l, on Oct. 22, 2014, at the Association's biennial Board of Directors meeting. His term began on Jan. 1, 2015.
Based in Memphis, Tenn., Captain Sklenka flies the MD-11. During his tenure with FedEx Express ALPA, he has served as a Master Executive Council representative and the Scope/Successorship Committee chairman.
Captain Sklenka was an F-14 pilot in the U.S. Navy for nine years and spent four years as a reservist. He earned a BA from the University of Florida and also attended the Naval School of Aviation Safety. He currently lives in Atlanta, Ga., with his wife and children.
Captain Michael McMackin, JetBlue
JetBlue Airways Captain Michael McMackin was elected executive vice president, Group B1, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l, on Oct. 22, 2014, at the Association's biennial Board of Directors meeting. His term began on Jan. 1, 2015.
Based in New York, Captain McMackin flies the A320/321. He served as JFK airport base coordinator for the JetBlue ALPA Organizing Committee for nearly four years. In addition to his airline experience, Captain McMackin spent 21 years flying Special Ops C-130s and F-16Cs for the U.S. Air Force Reserve. During that time, he flew combat missions in Iraq and Serbia. He also flew with the "Green Mountain Boys" of the Vermont Air National Guard.
Captain McMackin and his wife, Paula, live with their children in South Burlington, Vt.
Captain Rick Meier, ExpressJet
ExpressJet Captain Rick Meier was elected executive vice president, Group B2, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l, on Aug. 23, 2017, to fill the remainder of the term, which ends Dec. 31, 2018.
Based in Houston, Captain Meier flies the E145. He is the ExpressJet Master Executive Council (MEC) secretary-treasurer and has previously served as MEC Merger Committee chair and as a Local Executive Council #179 status representative. In addition, he is a retired U.S. Air Force pilot and previously worked as a Continental Airlines senior financial analyst.
Capt. Meier holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BS from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Captain Meier and his wife, Lora, live with their children in Kingwood, Tex.
Captain Sam Creed, Spirit
Spirit Airlines Captain Sean Creed was elected executive vice president, Group B-3, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l, on Sept. 29, 2017. His term runs through Dec. 31, 2018.
Based in Chicago, Ill., Capt. Creed flies the Airbus A320. During his tenure at Spirit, he has served as a member of his Local Executive Council (LEC) and Master Executive Council (MEC) Grievance Committees. He also served as both LEC and MEC secretary/treasurer for his pilot group, and has been a member of ALPA’s Strategic Preparedness and Strike Committee.
A graduate of Central Washington University, Capt. Creed previously flew for Great Lakes Aviation. He currently resides with his wife, Trisha; son, Spencer; and daughter, Makenna.
Captain Dan Adamus, Jazz Aviation
Jazz Aviation Captain Dan Adamus is the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) Canada president. He was first elected to the position in 2007 and is currently serving his sixth term. Captain Adamus is also the ALPA executive vice president for Group C. His most recent term began on Jan. 1, 2017.
In addition to these offices, Captain Adamus served as ALPA's Canada Board Vice President for two terms from 2003 to 2006. He served as the Canada Board Government Affairs Committee chairman from 1994 to 2006. He also served as the executive vice president, North America, for the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations from 2007 to 2012.
Currently based in Toronto, Captain Adamus flies the CRJ200/705 for Jazz Aviation. He was hired on Oct. 22, 1985, with Austin Airways, which merged with Air Ontario and was eventually renamed Air Canada Regional. Following additional mergers, Air Canada Regional was transformed into Air Canada Jazz, Jazz Air, and now Jazz Aviation LP.
Born in Port Credit, Ont., and raised in New Liskeard, Ont., Captain Adamus now resides in Ottawa with his wife, Francine, and their children, Kurtis and Dana.