PASS Elects Mike Perrone As National President

Oct 23, 2012, 15:57 ET from Professional Aviation Safety Specialists

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PASS is pleased to announce the election of Mike Perrone as PASS national president. Perrone, who joined PASS in 1994, has served as the union's vice president since 2003. After serving in the United States Air Force for five years, Perrone joined the FAA in 1984. He began his career in air traffic control before working as a radar technician. Prior to becoming PASS's national vice president, Perrone worked in a variety of union roles, including PASS national assistant and PASS liaison to several FAA programs. "I thank Tom Brantley for all of the work he has done for PASS during his time as president," said Perrone. "I look forward to continuing that work and doing everything I can to protect the rights of FAA employees represented by PASS as they work to protect this country's aviation system." Perrone will being serving his three-year term immediately.

Richard Casey, former president of PASS's Illinois chapter and PASS member since 2003, was elected as the national vice president. Casey joined the FAA in 1999 as a technician and currently works at the Chicago Program Support Center. He has served as president of the PASS Illinois Chapter since 2009 and chair of PASS's National Organizing Committee since 2011. He also serves as contract representative for his district. Previously, Casey acted as regional member of PASS's National Legislative Committee and district representative.

Perrone and Casey will be joined by the following PASS Executive Board members who began serving their three-year terms on October 1: Luke Drake, Region I vice president; Dave Spero, Region II vice president; Dennis Cherwinski, Region III vice president; Linda Goodrich, Region IV vice president; and Bob Abbott, Region V vice president.

For 35 years, PASS has represented more than 11,000 employees of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Defense who install, maintain, support and certify air traffic control and national defense equipment, inspect and oversee the commercial and general aviation industries, develop flight procedures and perform quality analyses of the aviation systems. For more information, visit the PASS website at

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SOURCE Professional Aviation Safety Specialists