MKE/IAD Officers

Term Began: July 1, 2020

Term Ends: June 30, 2023

AFA Election II Category

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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 fourth term as the Local Executive President for Council 29 as well serving on the Mobilization Committee.  She has also served as the MEC Grievance Chair for 3 1/2 years, was MEC President, and served on the following committees:  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

Email – [email protected]               Phone – 757-513-1504


Secretary / Treasurer – Ruthanna Jenkins

LEC Vice President Council 29

LEC Acting Secretary Negotiation Committee Member

Ruthanna’s childhood was spent moving around the East Coast and Midwest because of her father’s job.  He took each child on a special trip by airplane, and that was the first time she got her head in the clouds.  She graduated with a degree in Home Economics education and was set to begin teaching.  Her  husband’s job took them to Los Angeles where he would work on the F-14 fighter jet, and she worked for Hughes Aircraft.  Next stop was Long Island, New York, and a teaching position.  Then Virginia, where she changed course and became a Certified Public Accountant specializing in taxes.   The family enjoys sailing and tennis, so Ruthanna supported those hobbies by running a junior sailing program in the summers and being a tennis mom during the school years.

Ruthanna’s sister encouraged her to apply for a Flight Attendant job knowing that was always a desire of hers.  At the end of tax season 2009 she joined Air Wisconsin, based at DCA and IAD.  She has enjoyed working with flight attendant trainees and being a part of the negotiations team to support all Flight Attendants.

Contact Information

[email protected]  Email

Phone – 434825- 5743