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National Officers

Bret Oestreich

National President

Bret Oestreich was in the United States Air Force as a Crew Chief on C-130 aircraft for four (4) years. He has been a Certified A&P Technician since 1995, when he started in General Aviation and finished his private pilot's certificate. He has been employed at Southwest Airlines (SWA) as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT), fiberglass composite - structure mechanic since 2012.

Pat Amore

National Vice President

Pat Amore's career began in 1985 with American Airlines, working the ramp as a baggage handler before completing his A&P tickets in 1992 at Lewis University. While at American, Pat held steward and crew chief positions on the line.

Jay Johnson

National Secretary/Treasurer

Jay Johnson has been employed at Southwest Airlines (SWA) as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT), Structure Mechanic since 2002.  Prior to SWA, Jay was Director of Operations for Aircraft Interior and Design and in Field Service at Aviall Engine Overhaul Facility, Ryder Aviation, Greenwich Air Service, and GE On Wing Support.

Thomas Wiggins

National Safety & Standards Director

Tom Wiggins’ aviation career started in 1989 where he spent seven years working on various military aircraft for the US Air Force. After his departure from the USAF, he continued with his aircraft knowledge at Cam-Tech and Dalfort before landing at Southwest Airlines in 2001.

Earl Clark

Region I Director

Earl Clark has worked in the airline industry since 1979, first starting with Transamerica Airlines working as a Technician Helper and then a Technician (1979 – 1985). In 1985 he received his Airframe and Powerplant licenses and then worked for Southern Air Transport (1985 – 1991) as Engine Shop and Line Technician.

Will Abbott

Region II Director

Will Abbott’s aviation career began in the United States Navy, followed by AirTran Airways, Delta Airlines, Omni Air International, and Southwest Airlines. Welcomed to the Southwest Airlines family in 2006, Will has worked Line RON, Hangar RON, Day Line, and Day Structures.

National Staff

Ryanne Pelletier

Senior Director of Administration

Ryanne Pelletier is responsible for the organization's day-to-day operations. For the past 20 years at AMFA, Ryanne has helped the labor union safeguard continuity amid leadership changes, trained new employees, oversaw the administration of elections, ensured compliance with government regulations, streamlined data management, and tended to members’ needs.

Joy Gordon



Rob Cush

Director of Government Affairs

7853 E. Arapahoe Court, Suite 1100
Centennial, CO 80112

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