DELTA PILOTS UNION ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP

(The following press release from The Air Line Pilots Association was received 
by e-mail. The sender verified the statement.) 
November 15, 2012 
Delta Pilots Union Elects Leadership 
ATLANTA, GA--- Today, the nine Local Executive Councils (LECs) of the Delta 
Master Executive Council (MEC), represented by the Air Line Pilots Association 
International, met in Atlanta to elect new leadership in a regularly scheduled 
election.  With today's election, the Delta MEC, the governing body of the 
airline's 12,000 pilots, passed the baton from Chairman Captain Tim O'Malley to 
Captain Kingsley Roberts. 
Captain Roberts, an Atlanta based 737 pilot, was elected to the position of MEC 
Chairman.  Captain Jim Van Sickle, Atlanta based international 767-400 pilot, 
was re-elected MEC Vice Chairman; First Officer Kevin Guilfoyle, an Atlanta 
based international 767 pilot, was re-elected MEC Secretary; and First Officer 
Bren Fries, a New York City based 767-400 pilot, was re-elected MEC Treasurer.
Captain Roberts was hired by Delta in 1988 and previously served as the Delta 
MEC Communication Chairman and the Treasurer. Prior to Delta, he served in the 
U.S. Air Force as a C-130 pilot. 
Captain Van Sickle was hired by Northwest in 1984 and, prior to being elected 
MEC vice-chairman in 2009, served as a member of the Northwest MEC Negotiating 
Committee.  He served in the U.S. Navy flying P-3s and in the Naval Air 
Reserves.  He is a retired U.S. Naval Reserve Commander.
F/O Kevin Guilfoyle was hired by Delta in 1997 and, previous to his role as MEC 
secretary, he was the Special Projects Coordinator for the Delta MEC and 
Council 66 First Officer Representative.  Prior to Delta, he served in the U.S. 
Air Force as an A-10 pilot. 
F/O Bren Fries was hired by Delta in 1997. Previous to his role as MEC 
treasurer, Fries served the Delta pilots' union on the Pilot-to-Pilot 
Committee, and as Council 108 First Officer Representative. He served in the 
United States Air Force for ten years where he flew the C-5 and T-37.
The officers will serve a two-year term, assuming their new duties on January 
1, 2013. 
Founded in 1931, The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the 
largest airline pilot union in the world and represents nearly 51,000 pilots at 
35 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Visit the ALPA website at 
www.alpa.org<../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Tempo
rary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/Library/Containers/com.apple.mail/Data/L
ibrary/Mail%20Downloads/www.alpa.org> and the Delta MEC website at 
www.deltapilots.org<../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Window
s/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/Library/Containers/com.apple.mail
/Data/Library/Mail%20Downloads/www.deltapilots.org>. 
SOURCE: Air Line Pilots Association 
CONTACT: DAL ALPA, Kelly Regus, 404-763-4925 office or 
kelly.regus@alpa.org<mailto:kelly.regus@alpa.org> 
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