Air Division

No Photo Available Mike Mayes
Director

Mike Mayes was appointed Director of the Air Division in August 2016. He was first elected as President of Local 505 in 2006, a position he also currently holds. The son of long-time TWU member and five-term local President Al Mayes, Mike is a 31-year veteran member of TWU. He hails from San Francisco.
Karen Avants

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 Air Division Administrative Secretary.

Richard Boehm

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 American Airways. More

Sean Doyle

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

Jose Galarza

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
International Representative

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 to 1998. More

 

Thom McDaniel

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

 

Gary Shultz

Gary Shults
International Vice President

Gary joined the Air Division as an International Representative in September 2004 and became a International Vice President in 2016. Gary has been a member of Local 555 since 1996, and began his union career as a union steward at Southwest Airlines. More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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