ALPA’s Executive Vice Presidents

ALPA's nine 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 Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Federal Express, JetBlue Airways, United
Group B1:  Air Transport International, Air Wisconsin, Endeavor Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Spirit Airlines
Group B2: AmeriJet, CommutAir, Envoy Air, Frontier Airlines, Kalitta Air
Group B3: Mesa Air Group, Piedmont Airlines, PSA Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
Group C: Air Georgian, Air Transat, Bearskin, Calm Air, Canadian North, First Air, Jazz Aviation, Kelowna Flightcraft Ltd., Morningstar Air Express, PAL Aerospace, Perimeter Aviation, Provincial Airlines, Sky Regional Airlines, Wasaya Airways, WestJet Airlines, WestJet Encore

As of January 1, 2021:

Group A

Capt. Joe Youngerman, Alaska

Joe Youngerman

Alaska Airlines Capt. Joe Youngerman was reelected executive vice president, Group A, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct. 21, 2020, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. His latest term began on Jan. 1, 2021.

Based in San Francisco, Calif., Capt. Youngerman flies the Airbus A320. In addition to his responsibilities as executive vice president, he also serves as Master Executive Council (MEC) vice chair for his pilot group. Throughout his career, Capt. Youngerman has held several important ALPA leadership posts, including MEC chair and secretary-treasurer for the Virgin America pilot group. While flying for Midwest Airlines, he served as ALPA Grievance Committee chair.

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

Joe.Youngerman@alpa.org


Capt. William L. “Bill” Bartels Jr., Delta

Andrew Massey

Delta Air Lines Capt. Bill Bartels was elected executive vice president, Group A, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct. 21, 2020, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. His term began on Jan. 1, 2021.

Based in New York, N.Y., Capt. Bartels currently flies the Boeing 757 and 767, and has held numerous ALPA leadership posts including as the Delta executive vice president for the term 2011–2012. In addition, he is a member of the union’s Structure, Services, and Finance Review Committee.

While flying for Delta, and formerly Northwest Airlines (which merged with Delta in October 2008), Capt. Bartels served as Delta Master Executive Council chair and Northwest vice chair. He was also the Northwest Local Executive Council chair and vice chair for Local Executive Council 20 in Detroit, Mich. In addition, he was a member of his pilot groups’ Dispute Resolution Committee and Merger Committee.

Prior to flying for these two carriers, Capt. Bartels was a pilot for Japan Air Lines; Alaska Airlines; Pan American World Airways, where he served as an ALPA Hotel Committee member; Evergreen Int’l Airlines; and Amerijet Int’l Airlines.

Capt. Bartels has a BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan. He currently resides in Grosse Ile, Mich., with his wife and daughter.

Bill.Bartels@alpa.org


Capt. Wes Reed, FedEx Express

Wes Reed

FedEx Express Capt. Wes Reed was reelected executive vice president, Group A, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct. 21, 2020, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. His latest term began on Jan. 1, 2021.

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

Capt. 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 Memphis, Tenn., with his wife and children.

Wes.Reed@alpa.org


Capt. Wes Clapper, JetBlue

Wes Clapper

JetBlue Airways Capt. Wes Clapper was reelected executive vice president, Group A, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct. 21, 2020, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. His latest term began on Jan. 1, 2021.

Based in New York, N.Y., Capt. 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.

Capt. 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


F/O Mike Hamilton, United

Mike Hamilton

United Airlines F/O Michael Hamilton was reelected executive vice president, Group A, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct. 21, 2020, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. His latest term began on Jan. 1, 2021.

Based in Denver, Colo., F/O Hamilton flies and serves as an instructor on the Boeing 777. Throughout his career, he has held several important ALPA leadership posts including Special Representational and Structure Review Committee chair and Master Executive Council secretary-treasurer for his pilot group.

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 and children.

Michael.Hamilton@alpa.org


Group B1

Capt. Sean Creed, Spirit

Sean Creed

Spirit Airlines Capt. Sean Creed was reelected executive vice president, Group B1, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct. 21, 2020. His latest term began Jan. 1, 2021.

Based in Chicago, Ill., Capt. 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 also served as a member of the ALPA Strategic Preparedness and Strike Committee.

A graduate of Central Washington University, Capt. 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

Capt. Tyler Hawkins, Frontier

Frontier Airlines Capt. Tyler Hawkins was reelected executive vice president, Group B2, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct. 21, 2020, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. His latest term began on Jan. 1, 2021.

Based in Miami, Fla., Capt. Hawkins flies the Airbus A320. Throughout his career, he has held several ALPA leadership posts for his pilot group, including chair and first officer representative for Frontier Local Executive Council 169. He also served as Strategic Preparedness and Strike Committee chair, where he organized the Frontier pilots’ first informational picketing event since joining ALPA in 2016, which included more than 300 participating Frontier pilots, in Denver, Colo.

Capt. Hawkins previously flew for ExpressJet Airlines.

A graduate of Florida State University, Capt. Hawkins earned a BS in biological sciences. He currently lives with his wife and children in Wake Forest, N.C.

Tyler.Hawkins@alpa.org


Group B3

Capt. Scott Ewing, Mesa

Mesa Airlines Capt. Scott Ewing was elected executive vice president, Group B3, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, on Oct. 21, 2020, at the union’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. His term began on Jan. 1, 2021.

A member of his pilot group’s Southeast Council, Capt. Ewing flies the Embraer ERJ-175 and serves as a check pilot for his airline. Throughout his career, he has held numerous ALPA leadership posts, including secretary of his pilot group’s Master Executive Council (MEC) as well as local council chair and secretary-treasurer. Capt. Ewing is a current member of ALPA’s Strategic Planning Committee and chairs the Mesa MEC’s System Board of Adjustment. He previously chaired his pilot group’s respective Negotiating and Government Affairs committees and served as a member of the Mesa MEC Professional Standards Committee.

Capt. Ewing is a graduate of San Juan College, where he earned an AS in aviation technology, and Stephen F. Austin State University, where he earned a BA in business administration. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Houston, Tex.

Scott.Ewing@alpa.org


Group C

Capt. Tim Perry, WestJet

Tim Perry

As executive vice president of Group C, WestJet F/O Tim Perry is the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) Canada president. He was reelected to the position on Oct. 21, 2020, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting, and his latest term began on Jan. 1, 2021.

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

F/O Perry previously served the WestJet pilot group as its Master Executive Council vice chair 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, F/O Perry lives in Toronto, Ont.

Tim.Perry@alpa.org