Central Regional Vice President (NCE)
Aaron Merrick is serving his second three-year term as NATCA’s Central Regional Vice President (RVP). He was first elected to this position in 2018.
Merrick served as Central Region Alternate RVP from 2014 to 2018.
Merrick has spent his entire two-decade FAA career at Kansas City Center (ZKC), first in the Trails Area and then, since 2006, in the Ozark Area. He served as ZKC FacRep from 2013 to 2018. He was born and raised in Sedalia, Mo.
Merrick’s NATCA service also includes ZKC executive board at-large member (2006), ZKC Ozark Area Representative (2007-11), ZKC facility vice president (2012), National Grievance Review Team (2014-present), and National On-Boarding Team (2016-present).
He is a 1994 graduate of Sacred Heart School in Sedalia, Mo., a 1996 graduate of State Fair Community College (AA Degree), a 1998 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (BA Degree), and a 1999 graduate of Midwest Aviation Resource Consortium (MARC).
Merrick and his wife Shannen have three children, Caden, Cohen, and Cami.