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 ALPA's former President Capt. John Prater (Continental). Helling oversees the financial and fiscal administration of the union.
"I am humbled and honored by the privilege to serve this union," said Capt. Helling in a statement after his reelection at the ALPA 45th regular Board of Directors Meeting. "When we become members of ALPA, we become part of an organization that is bigger than ourselves because we can achieve more by working together as a team than we can individually."
Currently a Delta Air Lines A320 pilot, Captain Helling flew for Northwest Airlines 22 years (prior to the Delta-Northwest merger in October 2008).
Captain Helling has served on the Northwest MEC's Professional Standards, Training, Legislative Affairs, and Finance Review Committees. He was elected MEC Vice Chairman in 2006 and served as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice Chairman of the pilot group's Detroit Local Council. He also participated as a member of ALPA's National Hearing Board from 2000 to 2006.
The finance vice president resides in St. Louis with his wife, Amy, and their four children. He has a B.S. from Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology of St. Louis University.