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: CommutAir, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Endeavor Air, Piedmont, Spirit
Group B2: Air Wisconsin, Atlantic Southeast, Air Transport Int'l, PSA, Trans States, ExpressJet
Group B3: Island Air, Alaska Airlines, Compass, Envoy Air, Mesa Air Group, Sun Country
Group C: Bearskin, CanJet, Calm Air, Canadian North, First Air, Jazz Aviation, Kelowna Flightcraft, Air Transat, Wasaya
As of January 1, 2015:
Capt. Larry Beck, United
Captain Lawrence "Larry" Beck was reelected 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 latest term began on Jan. 1, 2015.
Currently based in Newark, Captain Beck flies the B-757/B-767 for United. Before the United/Continental merger in 2013, he served as both vice chairman and secretary-treasurer for Continental Local Council 170. He was also a member of the Grievance Committee and acted as a union duty officer.
Prior to his experience at Continental, Captain Beck flew for Continental Express where he served as a member of the pilot group's Negotiating Committee.
A graduate of the Roger Williams College in Bristol, R.I., Captain Beck earned a BS in criminal justice. He currently resides in North Stonington, Conn., with his wife, Janet.
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 Chris Suhs, Air Wisconsin
Air Wisconsin Captain Chris Suhs was elected executive vice president, Group B2, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l and assumed office on Oct. 1, 2015.
Based at New York’s LaGuardia airport, Captain Suhs flies the Bombardier CRJ200. He is the Air Wisconsin Master Executive Council chairman, and previously served as chairman and vice chairman of Local Executive Council 50. On the national level, he is a member of the Association’s National Hearing Board and previously served on the Major Contingency Fund Review Committee.
Captain Suhs attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and received his flight training in Oshkosh, Wisc. He currently lives with his wife in Janesville, Wisc.
Captain Paul Stuart, Alaska
Alaska Airlines Captain Paul Stuart was elected executive vice president, Group B3, of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l, on Oct. 22, 2014, at the Association's biennial Board of Directors meeting. His latest term began on Jan. 1, 2015.
Captain Stuart currently serves as Negotiating Committee chairman for the Alaska ALPA Master Executive Council (MEC). He previously served as his pilot group's MEC chairman and vice chairman and was a member of the National Collective Bargaining Committee. In addition, Captain Stuart has been a member of the Alaska MEC's Grievance Committee; Scope, Code Share, and Alliance Committee; and Education Committee.
Based in Anchorage, Captain Stuart flies the Boeing 737. Before his time with Alaska, he flew the UH-60 Black Hawk, OV-1 Mohawk, C-12 King Air, and the UC-35 Citation for the U.S. Army. He earned a degree in professional aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He and his wife, Wendy, have two children, Lindsey and Ryan.
Captain Dan Adamus, Jazz Aviation
Jazz Aviation Captain Dan Adamus is the president of the Air Line Pilots Association International's (ALPA) Canada Board. He was first elected to the position in 2007 and is currently serving his fifth term. Captain Adamus is also the ALPA executive vice president for Group C. His most recent term began on Jan. 1, 2015.
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.