Master Executive Council

“We have grown from 900 to over 3,000 in less than five years.”

We are here to help and assist in any way we can. You are not without resources or support. Your locals are staffed with representatives that excel in their respective committees. We are one team, together we create a strong and incredible workforce. Stronger together, better together.
Deb Crowley
MEC President

What is The Master Executive Council?

All Local Executive Councils within an airline form the Master Executive Council (MEC).  The MEC is responsible for coordinating the activities of AFA across an entire airline. Each LEC President sits on the MEC as the voting member for the members of the Local Council that they represent.

The LEC Presidents elect three officers to lead the MEC: a PresidentVice President, and Secretary-Treasurer.  These MEC Officers serve a three year term when elected.  They do not carry a vote on the MEC with the exception of the MEC President, who votes only to break a tie unless one of the MEC Officers is also an LEC President. 

AFA is governed by the AFA Constitution and Bylaws as adopted by the AFA Board of Directors.  The MEC has adopted a policy and procedure manual to address matters of business that the AFA Constitution and Bylaws does not.  The policy and procedure manual can be amended by majority vote of the voting members of the MEC as needed. Contact our MEC Leadership at MECOfficers@Spiritafa.com.

Deb Crowley

MEC President

Took Office: October 27, 2017  
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

“I became involved [with our AFA Union] because I believe we have rights.
Rights to be:

  • Treated fairly
  • Be compensated for a days work
  • Be protected while at work – safe hotels, transportation, clean & safe aircraft
  • Provided support from our company – clear & concise company protocol & procedures, training, etc.
  • Be provided with an appropriate uniform – availability & fire retardant”
Carlos Castro Roman

Carlos Castro Roman

MEC Vice President

Took Office: July 1, 2017  
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

“I love the people.”

Vilija Telycenas

MEC Secretary - Treasurer

Took Office: July 1, 2017  
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

“I want to help and make a difference. I wanted to learn the contract and enforce it for all of our benefits. I was eager to learn the structure of AFA-CWA. There are many reasons why I value union membership: job security, written and binding procedures – a legal contract, and protections against unfair treatment to name just a few. Our union contract is negotiated between management and our union representatives and it covers our rights and benefits here at Spirit Airlines. We can make sure the rights and benefits in the contract are enforced correctly by having a strong, alert and active union. That means you!  Continue to read your Contract (CBA=Collective Bargaining Agreement) Sections 7, 8, and 9.  These are very important!  These are your work rules, your quality of LIFE, and your paycheck!  Ask questions if you don’t understand we were all once there and are willing to help.  You are protected by YOUR Union under these contractually!”

Vilija Telycenas Spirit Airlines AFA-CWA Union
Close Menu