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Local 544 Officers

Name Office (click on title below to email officer) Phone
Gary Shults International Representative (ATD) (817) 282-2544
Bill Gray President (704) 914-5457
Rob Lenhart FSE Section Vice President (704) 650-8733
Eric Helms FCTI Section Vice President (704) 305-2935
Stephen Ilko Financial Secretary-Treasurer will be posted soon
Steve de la Vara Recording Secretary (602) 505-6222

Local 544 Member-at-Large

Name Position Phone
Chuck Scott Executive Board Member-at-Large (412) 464-1204

Committees & Chairs

Committee/Chairs Chairperson Committee Members
Base Section Chair FCTI PHX Dave Demeter


Base Section Chair FCTI CLT Eric Helms ---
Base Section Chair FSE PHX Kelly Stork ---
Base Section Chair FSE CLT Findlay Clark ---
FCTI Negotiating Committee Eric Helms

 Bill Gray

FSE Negotiating Committee Rob Lenhart

 Bob Krecek

FCTI Bid Committee Bill Gray

For Local 544: Bill Smith & Steve de la Vara
For US Airways: Capt. Mark Boots and Brady Cheek

FCTI Grievance Committee Eric Helms ---
FSE Grievance Committee Rob Lenhart ---
Safety Committee Rob Lenhart Kelly Stork & Russell Holland
Training and Education Committee Jeff LaPoint

Dean Swaim

Timothy Petalino

Tony Shalbert

Working Women Committee Kelly Stork Nancy Raleigh
COPE (Committee on Political Education) and Legislative Affairs Committee Bill Gray ---
Retirement and Retiree Outreach Committee OPEN ---
Jumpseat and Employee Travel Committee Eric Helms Bill Smith
Veterans Committee Pat Cannon ---
Webmaster Steve de la Vara ---
System Board of Adjustment FCTI rotates annually For Local 544: Gary Shults
For US Airways: Jim Weel
System Board of Adjustment FSE rotates annually For Local 544: Gary Shults
For US Airways: Jim Weel