Mike Perrone
National President
Phone: (202) 293-7277
Fax: (202) 293-7727
E-mail: President

Mike Perrone began his term as PASS national president in October 2012 after serving as the union’s national vice president since 2003. Following five years of service in the United States Air Force, Perrone joined the FAA in 1981. 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 and involvement in training, engineering and system design.

Rich Casey
National Vice President
Phone: (202) 293-7277
Fax: (202) 293-7727
E-mail: Vice President

Richard Casey began his term as PASS national vice president in October 2012. Prior to being elected national vice president, Casey served as president of PASS’s Illinois chapter. He joined the FAA in 1999 as a technician and most recently worked at the Chicago Program Support Center. In 2003, he graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s of science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. Casey has fulfilled many different roles during his PASS membership, including chapter president, chair of PASS’s National Organizing Committee, contract representative for his district and regional member of PASS’s National Legislative Committee.

Luke Drake
Region I Vice President
Phone: (603) 493-2267
Fax: (866) 380-3831
E-mail: Region I

Luke Drake is serving his third term as vice president of PASS Region I. After four years in the United States Air Force as a communications/navigation technician, Drake started his FAA career as a communications technician at the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center in 1987. Prior to being elected regional vice president, he served as an assistant to the previous two Region I vice presidents. At various points in his PASS career, Drake has served in multiple first- and second-level contract representative positions as well as president of the PASS New England chapter. In 2010, Drake completed his bachelor’s degree in Union Leadership and Administration at the National Labor College.

Dave Spero
Region II Vice President
Phone: (918) 299-1448
Fax: (918) 299-1449
Pager: (877) 226-2597
E-mail: Region II

Dave Spero is currently in his fourth term as vice president of PASS Region II. Following four years in the United States Air Force, Spero joined the FAA as an electronics technician in 1988. Prior to being elected regional vice president, Spero served as a chapter vice president, local union representative and regional member of PASS’s National Legislative Committee. In 2009, he graduated from the National Labor College with a bachelor’s degree in Union Leadership and Administration and was recognized with a Distinguished Senior Paper Award.

Joan Matthiesen
Region III Vice President
Phone: (858) 663-8571
Fax: (800) 903-2160
E-mail: Region III

Joan Matthiesen is currently serving her first term as vice president of PASS Region III. Matthiesen served almost eight years in the United States Marine Corps as an electronic countermeasures technician before joining the FAA in 1991 as an enroute automation technician. Prior to being elected regional vice president, Matthiesen served as the PASS Chapter CA3 president, a Region III delegate to the PASS Convention, a liaison for the Free Flight Program, a member of the 2012 PASS Air Traffic Organization contract team, the PASS national Office of Workers’ Compensation Program (OWCP) representative and, most notably, she spent 12 years as a Regional Assistant for Region III.

Michael Gonzales
Region IV Vice President
Phone: (480) 419-0330
Fax: (480) 419-0800

E-mail:  Region IV

Michael Gonzales is currently serving his first term as vice president of PASS Region IV. Throughout his time at the FAA, Gonzales has been certified and employed as an aviation maintenance technician, engineer, pilot and aviation safety inspector. A native of Glendale, Arizona, Gonzales has served more than 35 years as a civil servant. He is a U.S Air Force veteran, served in the Vietnam War and is a life member of multiple veterans’ organizations. Since joining PASS in 2000, Gonzales has represented and served PASS in various roles, most recently as regional assistant for Region IV.

Bob Abbott
Region V Vice President
Phone: (405) 954-0126
Fax: (866) 352-8810
E-mail: Region V

Bob Abbott has been serving as vice president of PASS Region V since 2003. After 23-1/2 years in the United States Air Force and 16 years overseas as an air traffic controller, Abbott started his FAA career as an aeronautical information specialist in today’s Mission Support Services in 1995. Prior to being elected regional vice president, he served as first- and second-level contract representative. Abbott is a graduate of the Community College of the Air Force with an Associate of Applied Airway Science degree and is fluent in Spanish.

  

  

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