Southern Regional Vice President (NSO)
Jim Marinitti is serving his third three-year term as Southern Regional Vice President. He was first elected to this position in 2015.
Marinitti began his air traffic control career in the Navy in 1986 and was hired by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1993. He was assigned to Fort Myers-Page Field Tower. Shortly thereafter, he transferred to Miami Center. In 2001, he moved on to Miami Tower and TRACON (MIA), which remains his current facility.
Marinitti has held several elected NATCA positions, from secretary/treasurer to RVP. He has been heavily involved in the legislative arena and served as one of NATCA’s leads for the rollout of the Collaborative Work Group process. He also taught Interest Based Communications and is one of NATCA’s instructors for the national leadership course called LEAP – Leadership Experience Acceleration Project.