Capt. Jason Ambrosi, President
As the twelfth president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), Capt. Jason Ambrosi (Delta) leads the world’s largest airline pilot union and nongovernmental aviation safety organization, proudly representing more than 67,000 airline pilots in the United States and Canada. ALPA’s Board of Directors elected Capt. Ambrosi on Oct. 19, 2022.
Capt. Ambrosi builds on ALPA’s 90-plus-year history of advancing the aviation profession and understands the unique issues that impact our members’ careers and the expanding industry. Under his leadership, ALPA will continue to negotiate industry-leading contracts, protect and promote pilot jobs, and ensure that aviation safety remains a top priority.
During his four-year term, Capt. Ambrosi will guide ALPA through the ever-changing aviation industry as well as the generational demographic shift occurring within the union and throughout the profession. Capt. Ambrosi brings 25 years of ALPA experience that will support, engage, and inspire our newest members—and future pilots.
As a collaborative labor leader, Capt. Ambrosi proudly stands shoulder to shoulder with pilots and other frontline workers across the globe to send a clear message to management teams that the labor force deserves to be recognized for their contributions and the sacrifices made during the pandemic to keep companies operational. Under his leadership as the Delta pilots’ Master Executive Council chair, the airline emerged well-positioned for the post-COVID travel recovery.
Capt. Ambrosi flies the 767ER at Delta Air Lines and plans to maintain his currency throughout his ALPA presidency. He began his airline flying career at Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a former Delta Connection carrier and regional airline. Hired by Delta in 2000 just 18 months prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Capt. Ambrosi lived through the instability of the airline industry during its darkest days and was among the many pilots furloughed after 9/11. He lost his pension when Delta Air Lines filed for bankruptcy in 2005.
While on furlough, Capt. Ambrosi worked for a charter airline where he advocated for labor representation and helped build a strong safety culture. This experience shaped him into the labor visionary he is today, understanding that unity is the common denominator among all pilots.
In addition to his ALPA responsibilities, Capt. Ambrosi is a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and resides in Griffin, Ga., with his wife, Heather, and their two children.
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