Our Team

//Our Team
Our Team 2018-03-30T11:06:18+00:00
Captain Lee Collins
Captain Lee CollinsPresident
Captain Lee Collins currently serves as the President of the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations. Captain Collins is a 31-year veteran of the airline industry with an extensive professional background in Airline and Aviation Safety, Airline Security, Domestic and International Flight Operations; and many years of Industry/Governmental Legislative Affairs. Read more…
First Officer Russ Leighton
First Officer Russ LeightonDirector of Safety
First Officer Russ Leighton serves as the Director of Safety for the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) and also serves as the Aviation Safety Coordinator for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224.  He has been a member of the CAPA Safety Committee Read more…
Captain Bill Cason
Captain Bill CasonDirector of Security
Captain Bill Cason has over 20 years experience as pilot for United Parcel Service (UPS) Airlines flying the Boeing 757 / 767. Bill’s work with Pilot Associations began in 2003 when he took over the Cockpit Defense Committee for the Independent Pilots Association (IPA). He was instrumental in standing up the first “all-cargo” Crewmember Self-Defense Training (CMSDT) program in Louisville, KY in 2009, and Read more…
First Officer Shawn Gray
First Officer Shawn GrayGovernment Affairs Chairman
First Officer Shawn Gray serves as the Government Affairs Chairman for both the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations and the Allied Pilots Association and has served on these committees since 2009. He has also served on the International Alliance Committee for APA for a number of years. Read more…