Term Began: July 1, 2019
Term Ends: June 30, 2022
AFA Election III Category
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LEC President Jaime Martinez
- Master Executive Council (MEC) Voting Member
- AFA Board of Directors Member
Jaime Martinez was born in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico and lived there until he was 5 years old when his family moved to Grand Rapids, MI. He graduated from Grand Rapids Central High School in 2001. He attended University of Phoenix where he earned his Associates Degree in Business Management.
Prior to becoming a Flight Attendant, Jaime worked in the hotel industry as front desk agent and bellman. While working at the hotel he caught the flying bug watching flight crews arriving and leaving the hotel. He became a Flight Attendant with Air Wisconsin Airlines on April 18, 2004 and hasn’t looked back. Jaime was been based in ORD when he first started before the switch in 2005 from United to Us Air which eventually became American. While flying with American he was based in PHL and LGA. Now that we are back with United he is based in ORD.
Jaime has served as a Safety Committee Representative and is currently a committee member of EAP and is CIRP certified. He is also our current Hotel Committee Chair which he has served the past 10 years. Jaime currently resides with his wife and four children who all support his union work. When Jaime is not flying or doing union work he enjoys taking vacations, swimming, and visiting with friends and family.
LEC Vice President Derric McDaniel
Derric began his flying career nearly 20 years ago, and has always loved aviation. As a little boy he wanted to be a pilot, as his parents and neighbors would all take turns taking him to watch planes take off and land at PDX. Self described as hyper and extrovert, his Flight Attendant career has been perfect for him, as you’ll often here him say “let’s keep it moving.”
Derric is passionate about his interests. He has served as a Guild Chair on several local charities and a committee member for several national charities raising money for the Arts, Cancer and Education. As he often says that an Oregonian is “a natural born revolutionary.”
Derric spends his personal time traveling the globe with family and friends. He is also musician and writer, you can find at an open mic night or poetry slam wherever he lands. He currently serves as the MEC Vice President, LEC Council 3 Vice President and MEC Scheduling Chair for Air Wisconsin. He lives in a Portland Oregon, but spends a great deal of time in Palm Springs.
LEC Secretary Michael Bounds
Michael Bounds grew up in Elk City, Oklahoma before moving to Bethel, Missouri in 2000. He attended Heartland Christian Academy in Bethel from 2000 – 2003, and received his GED from Jefferson Community College in Hillsboro, MO in 2003.
Michael began his aviation career in 2004 in St. Louis, MO as a baggage handler for Airport Terminal Services, a contract employer which handled baggage for American Airlines. Later that year, Michael had the opportunity of either becoming a customer service agent for American Connection or a Flight Attendant for Chautauqua Airlines. In October 2004, at the age of 19, Michael became a Flight Attendant for Chautauqua Airlines based out of Indianapolis. Michael was based in IND, CMH, and SDF. While at Chautauqua, Michael received the President’s Award for creating a travel guide that is still in existence today for the Flight Attendants at Republic Airways. Michael left Republic Airways Holdings in 2008 due to personal reasons.
Michael joined the Air Wisconsin family in 2010, and has been based in DCA, ORF, and now ORD. While at Air Wisconsin, Michael has worked with AFA in various ways – including being local Vice President for Council 29 for over a year.
While at Air Wisconsin, Michael has received 3 Associate Degrees in Business Management and Accounting, as well as his Bachelors of Sciences in Business Administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.
Michael was elected to become the Air Wisconsin AFA MEC Secretary / Treasurer in 2019 as well as the Local Executive Council 03 Secretary and has been a major asset to our Union – where he brings experience of leadership, technology, and web design.