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12.07.23 – 2024 National Officer Elections: Candidate Announcement

2024 National Officer Elections:
Candidate Announcement

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Today, the APFA National Ballot Committee (NBC) retrieved the Willingness-To-Serves (WTS) for the positions of National President, National Vice President, National Secretary and National Treasurer. The NBC would like to thank all members who submitted a Willingness-to-Serve for these positions.

The following candidates will be on the ballot:

National President

  • Herman Gardner
  • Cheryl Gaymon
  • Karina Hargrove
  • Julie Hedrick
  • A. Marie Plevritis
  • Lisa Villa
  • Kenneth Virzi

National Vice President

  • John Binford
  • Jesse Boyd
  • Francisco Cuadros
  • Jason Gillespie
  • Nena Martin
  • Jennifer McCauley
  • Miguel Mejias
  • Samuel Morales
  • Larry Salas
  • Leslie Van Anne

National Secretary

  • Josh Black
  • Nicole Hudiburg
  • Leanne Pruett*
  • Rene Rose
  • Katy Singh
  • Brian Yan

National Treasurer

  • Erik Harris
  • Tommy Hsia Yang
  • Claudia Keife*
  • Rock Salomon*

*Denotes a candidate that has been nominated but has yet to accept or decline the nomination

National Officers Term

The newly elected National Officers will assume office on April 1, 2024, for a four-year term of office ending on March 31, 2028.

Ballots

The ballots for the APFA National Officer Elections will be mailed to the address you have on file with APFA on December 27, 2023. Please ensure that your Paper Ballot reaches the designated P.O. Box by January 26th, 2024, at 10:00am (CT). Duplicate Ballot Package requests will be handled directly through the Help Desk at YesElections or via APFA.org.

If no candidate receives a majority (50% plus one) of the valid ballots received for a National Officer position, the National Ballot Committee will mail a run-off ballot to all members on February 5, 2024. Ballots for the run-off election must be received by March 6, 2024, at 10:00am (CT).

Candidate Booklets

Candidate booklets will be available to all members on the Union Electionspage of APFA.org on December 27, 2023, the day the ballot packages are mailed. On the voter information page included with your ballot, a QR code will also be printed that you can scan, which will take you directly to the candidate booklets. Candidate information will be available to you throughout the balloting period. You may print the information from the website.

Voter Information

To be able to vote, each APFA member must be a member in good standing no later than five (5) days prior to the date the votes are counted (“balloting date”). The balloting date is January 26, 2024; therefore, you must be in good standing by January 22, 2024. The Dues Department endeavors to run the monthly billing on the 15th of every month. Members’ eligibility will be updated after monthly billing; therefore, it is strongly advised you check your membership status and dues by logging into APFA.org on or after that date to confirm your eligibility. A member will also be eligible to vote if on an official APFA payment plan that was executed at least thirty (30) days prior to the balloting date and at least one payment has been made. Which means you must be on the official plan by December 27, 2023, for the primary election. You can set up an official APFA payment plan by contacting the Dues Department at [email protected] or by calling 817-540-0108.

Update Your Address With APFA

The National Ballot Committee reminds every member to make sure that APFA has their correct mailing address to receive a ballot package. Even though you may have updated your address with the Company, American Airlines does not share that information with APFA. This is especially important for members who moved or relocated recently. Update your mailing or contact information by clicking here, logging in, and clicking “My Account”. If you need assistance logging into the APFA website, please visit the support page by clicking here. You may also contact the Membership Department at 817-540-0108.

In Solidarity,

Adam Brooks
APFA National Ballot Committee Chair
[email protected]

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