MKE Officers

Term Began: July 1, 2017

Term Ends: June 30, 2020

AFA Election II Category

LEC President Juli Biggar

Master Executive Council (MEC) Voting Member

AFA Board of Directors Member

Juli Biggar grew up in Appleton, WI and graduated from Xavier High School in 1980. She attended the University of WI, Stevens Point, Oshkosh and Madison where she studied Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance-Harp.

Juli’s aviation career began in 1987 with Air Wisconsin and she has been based in RIC, ORD, ATW, DEN, ORF and is currently based in Milwaukee, WI.

She has served more than 10 years as an AFA rep for Council 29 and is in her third term as the Local Executive President for Council 29 as well as MEC Grievance Chair and Mobilization Committee. She has also held various positions to include MEC President, Negotiations, EAP and Legislative Affairs.

Juli has been a strong advocate and supporter for all Flight Attendants and their rights and has a thorough knowledge of the Contract.  She has devoted countless hours helping Flight Attendants with contractual and disciplinary grievances, mobilization, EAP and assists Flight Attendants with anything she can.

Juli currently resides in Appleton, WI. Her priority that takes up most of her time is her AFA union advocacy and when time permits, she enjoys playing her Concert Harp as a freelance Harpist. Harp gigs of significance include playing at the Boeing Air and Space Museum for the FOD International Conference and afternoon teas at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.

“We pay $50 per month for AFA Union dues and our Contract with the Company.  I will fight for all Flight Attendants rights when the Company violates the Contractual agreement they signed with the Flight Attendants of Air Wisconsin.” ——Juli Biggar

Contact Information

Email – Juli.biggar@arwafa.org

Phone – 757-513-1504

 

LEC Vice President Lisa Hopkins

Lisa Hopkins grew up in Newbern, TN, where she attended and graduated from the Dyer County High School in 1985.  Lisa was very active in her community, receiving multiple accolades during her school tenure including the “Who’s Who” in Algebra in 1982, the Dyer County “Fairest of the Fair” in 1984, and went on to compete as a State Finalist at the Strawberry Festival in 1984.  In addition to her academic / professional competitive lifestyle, Lisa was also involved in the Dyer County Band – where she played the Clarinet and was a Majorette. Moving on to the Dyersburg State Community College, Lisa received her Associate Degree in Business Administration.

Lisa began her professional career as a Bank Teller and Bookkeeper at the First Citizens National Bank and Bank of Friendship in Tennessee.  She continued her career by working for Charles Cowles CPA and then as a bookkeeper for Southland Express.  Lisa began to pursue her high school dream of becoming a Flight Attendant after her daughter, Lauren Michelle, graduated high school – and at the young age of 43 became a Flight Attendant at Air Wisconsin in June 2010.  She has been a Flight Attendant mentor for more than seven years and serves as an IOE instructor currently.   Lisa has been active in her Union, serving as the MEC Mobilization Chair during the last contract negotiations and serves as an active representative on the EAP and Professional Standards Committee currently. 

During her free time, she has represented the Ms. Elite Delaware for the Women of Achievement Pageant on the Queen Mary boat for the last two years and has been the third runner up for her age division representing PTSD Awareness as her platform. In 2017, she won a scholarship for her platform to which she applied to towards going back to college, pursuing a Trauma Certification.  Lisa is the proud grandmother to four grandbabies: Joslynn, Abby, Alex and Gunner (twins) which serve as the JOY in her LIFE. 

Lisa looks forward to representing the Flight Attendants of Council 29 as the Local’s Vice President.

Stronger Together and Better Together

Contact Information

Email – Lisa.Hopkins@arwafa.org

Phone – 731-234-5438