Our Leadership

Captain Anne Worster - Chair

Captain Anne Worster is a 28-year United Airlines pilot and is Washington, DC-based on the B777. Anne has served as the Vice Chair and First Officer Representative in Council 11 and the Chair and Captain Representative. Her past service includes Elections Ballot and Certification at ALPA International. Locally, she was a Legislative Committee chair and B747 Fleet Safety Representative. Prior to joining United Airlines, she flew for American Airlines, as a Flight Engineer on the B727 for one year and was subsequently furloughed. She then flew for Airborne Express as a DC-9 First Officer. Captain Worster is a Gulf War veteran where she was an aircraft commander in the KC-135 executing aerial refueling missions. For her efforts, she was awarded two Air Medals and was named Aircraft Commander of the Year in 1991 and 1992. Captain Worster is a 1985 graduate of the US Air Force Academy and has a Master’s Degree from Texas Christian University. She is married to Captain Ward Worster, a B787 Line Check Pilot who is also Washington, DC-based. They have one adult daughter.

Captain Brian Noyes - Vice Chair

Captain Brian Noyes joined United Airlines in January 1995. He is currently a 787 Captain based in IAH. Brian served ALPA in several roles including as the ALPA-I Flight Time Duty Time Chair and as a member of the Reduced Crew Operations Committee, Co-Chair of the IFALPA Fatigue Management Working Group, the UALMEC System Schedule Committee’s (SSC) FRMS Working Group Lead, an FAR 117 subject-matter expert, PBS trainer, pairing production subcommittee member, and as a member of the Central Air Safety Committee (CASC) serving as the Chair of the Crew Rest Oversight Committee. Brian and his wife Jenifer live in Houston, Texas.

Captain Nic Harwood - Secretary

Captain Nic Harwood joined United Airlines in September 2007. Based in Houston, he is currently a Captain on the A320. He has previously served as a local Grievance Committee member, Local Council 171 First Officer Representative and Vice Chair, and as a member of the UAL MEC Alliance and Scope Oversight Committee. Captain Harwood is married with two adult children and lives in Texas.

Captain Andrew Minarcik - Treasurer

Captain Drew Minarcik began his career with United Airlines in November 2006 and is now a Houston based 737 Captain. He previously served on both the MEC Retirement and Insurance Committee and MEC Pilot Compensation Committee prior to his election as United MEC Treasurer in December of 2022. Drew and his wife J.J. reside in The Woodlands, TX.