National Office Staff Employee Spotlight: John Bressler
We have an amazing National Office staff that our membership can be very proud of. They work hard every day and are committed to providing our members with the very best service and representation in organized labor. Today, we feature our recently promoted Acting Director of Government Affairs John Bressler, who is celebrating five years of service to NATCA. Thank you for all you do, John!
Where are you from, or what places have you lived?
Bressler: I was born and raised in Huntingdon, Pa. Other than Huntingdon, I’ve lived in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
Where did you go to school, or what other education do you have?
Bressler: I graduated from Westminster College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and English. I also attended the University of Pittsburgh where I received a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management.
How did you come to work at NATCA?
Bressler: NATCA’s legislative activists and Government Affairs (GA) staff developed a strong relationship with me while I was a congressional staffer on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, as well as during my time as Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s Legislative Director. After working on Capitol Hill for 10 years, I was thrilled to hear about an opening on NATCA’s GA Department, and after interviewing, was offered a position, and enthusiastically joined the team!
Do you have any hobbies or any other activities you enjoy outside of your work for NATCA?
Bressler: Family is important to my wife (Caroline) and me, and we are blessed to have three healthy young boys (Hans-7, Jack-3, Leo-1) that are constant entertainment and full of joy. Other than enjoying family time, fishing is my favorite hobby, while skiing, running, hiking, and skeet shooting are close seconds.
Has there been a favorite moment for you while at NATCA?
Bressler: Many favorite moments have come from NATCA in Washington (NiW)! Every year, priceless memories are made at NiW that last a lifetime, and I cannot wait for the next one.