May 10, 2005
FedEx Unit of ALPA Elects Union Officers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Leaders of the FedEx Express unit of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), have elected pilot officers to serve two-year terms beginning July 1. Following votes of the FedEx pilots' union governing body, the Master Executive Council (MEC), Captain David Webb was re-elected chairman, Captain Wally Huggins was re-elected vice chairman, and Captain Chris Baker was re-elected secretary-treasurer.
Captain David Webb has served as the FedEx MEC chairman since the June 2002 merger between ALPA and the FedEx PILOTS ASSOCIATION (FPA). Prior to the merger with ALPA, he served as FPA president since 2001 and as a representative on the FPA Board of Directors. An Airbus A300/A310 pilot, Captain Webb began flying for FedEx Express in 1985. Prior to that Captain Webb flew for Eastern Airlines and served in the United States Air Force and South Carolina Air National Guard.
Captain Wally Huggins has served as MEC vice chairman since the June 2002 merger between ALPA and the FPA. He previously served as FPA vice president since 1999 and served one term as a representative on the FPA Board of Directors. Captain Huggins, who was hired by FedEx Express in 1985, is a pilot on the Airbus A300/A310. Prior to joining FedEx Express Captain Huggins served in the United States Marine Corps.
Captain Chris Baker has served as MEC secretary-treasurer since July 2003. He previously served as FedEx MEC Grievance Committee chairman, a position he also held under the FPA starting in 1998. A DC-10 pilot, Captain Baker flew for Eastern Airlines and served in the United States Marine Corps prior to joining FedEx Express in 1985.
Founded in 1931, ALPA represents 64,000 pilots at 41 airlines in the U.S. and Canada including the more than 4,300 professional pilots who fly the 361 jet fleet of FedEx Express to cities on five continents. Visit the ALPA website at http://www.alpa.org.
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ALPA Contact: Scott Sherrin, (901) 842-2220