It is with a mixture of sadness and happiness that I announce the retirement of Airline Division Deputy Director Steven Nagrotsky.
Steve joined the Airline Division as Deputy Director after decades of outstanding work representing pilots with ALPA, and was extremely well respected among his peers and pilots for his knowledge and fierce protection of trade unionism. Bringing those skills here to the Airline Division, he was a key member of the team that accomplished so much in bringing stronger contracts and a better quality of life to our members. While we will all miss his dedication, focus, keen sense of humor and friendship, I would like to take this opportunity to wish Steve all the best in a well deserved retirement and congratulate him on an outstanding career. He has been a valuable asset to the Airline Division and will be sorely missed.
With Steve’s departure, I am pleased to announce that Assistant Director Allynn Allen has been promoted to Deputy Director. Ms. Allynn has worked at the IBT for over 17 years and has held various positions throughout the organization. She has an undergraduate degree in Marketing and a MBA from the University of Maryland. She also graduated from Airline Mediation and Arbitration Training at Pepperdine University. Already a part of our team, Allynn will bring her years of experience and through knowledge of our Division’s membership to bear as she assumes her new role.