Air Transport Division


Thom McDaniel
International Vice President

Thom McDaniel was hired in 1992 as a Southwest Airlines flight attendant. In 2001, he became the president of Local 556, a position he held for 11 years. More


Sean Doyle
International Vice President

Sean began his career with American Airlines and has been a member of Local 512 since 1984. He has held multiple positions, serving as shop steward and then elected as Columbus, Ohio Section Chairman, and twice elected President of Local 512 in 2009 and 2012. More

Gary Shults
International Representative

Gary joined the Air Transport Division as an International Representative in September 2004. Gary has been a member of Local 555 since 1996, and began his union career as a union steward at Southwest Airlines. More 


Jose Galarza
International Representative

Jose Galarza joined TWU in 1991, when he worked as a catering clerk and then in the aircraft maintenance department at American Eagle. He is an Aviation High School Graduate with both Airframe and Powerplant Technicians certificates. More


Tony McCoy
Division Staff Specialist

Tony McCoy hired on with American Airlines in March 1990 as a Facilities Maintenance Mechanic at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. That same year, he became a Shop Steward for Local 513. McCoy ran for Section Chairman and served in that capacity from 1992... More


Richard Boehm
International Representative

Richard Boehm is presently assigned to service Locals 504, 525, 526 and 527 representing various class and crafts throughout the United States. Richard joined TWU in 1966 at JFK as an aircraft mechanic with Pan Am Airways. More


Garry Drummond

Garry Drummond joined TWU in 1973 as a Fleet Service Clerk at JFK Airport in New York. He served as a shop steward and was then elected as Station Chairman for Local 514, which represented workers at Nashville International Airport, BNA. Drummond also served as President of Local 590 in Nashville from 1990 to 1994. More


Karen Avants
Administrative Secretary

Karen Avants joined TWU in 1997. She comes from an accounting and finance background and has a BBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. She served as the LTD administrator before taking on her current role as ATD Administrative Secretary. More





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