PASS Members Elect National Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO is pleased to announce the reelection of Tom Brantley as national president and Mike Perrone as national vice president of the organization. The second three-year terms of both Brantley and Perrone, who were first elected to the positions in 2003, will begin on October 1.

“I am honored to be elected to serve again as national president of PASS,” said Brantley. “We have faced some challenging times recently, and we will face more in the future, but I am confident of PASS’s ability to protect and promote the rights of all the employees we represent.”

Prior to being elected national president in 2003, Brantley served as national vice president of PASS for more than six years. He began his career with the FAA as a Radar Data Unit technician at the Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center in 1990 and later worked in the Flight Data Processing Unit in Anchorage, Alaska. Perrone, an FAA systems specialist for over 22 years, represented PASS as a liaison to various FAA programs prior to being elected national vice president in 2003.

“I look forward to continuing to work with Tom and the other elected board members to help PASS grow and gain strength into the future,” said Perrone. “I am excited for the opportunity to continue to represent the men and women who protect our country’s aviation safety.”

Other board members elected include Luke Drake, Region I vice president; Dave Spero, Region II vice president; Ray Baggett, Region III vice president; Linda Goodrich, Region IV vice president; and Bob Abbott, Region V vice president.

PASS members can access the tally report by clicking here.


PASS represents 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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