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2014 Recipients of the Tim Haines Memorial Award of Honor and Distinction

The 2014 recipients of the Tim Haines Memorial Award of Honor and Distinction, honored at the 15th Biennial Convention in Minneapolis:

Tom Adcock
Tom Adcock, with NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert.

View award presentation below.

Phil Barbarello
Phil Barbarello, with NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert.

At the end of 2015, a remaining Timmy Award from the 2014 15th Biennial Convention was awarded to Aaron Fishman. The Oakland Center controller was honored for the pivotal role he played on the NATCA ERAM Implementation Team, on which he was in charge of training.

Chris Boughn
Chris Boughn, with NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert.

At the end of 2015, a remaining Timmy Award from the 2014 15th Biennial Convention was awarded to Scott Pressley. The Birmingham controller was honored for his many accomplishments as NATCA’s Article 48 Rep for Wake RECAT, as well as his role on NATCA’s Drug and Alcohol Committee.

John Bratcher
John Bratcher, with NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert.

At the end of 2015, a remaining Timmy Award from the 2014 15th Biennial Convention was awarded to Scott Pressley. The Birmingham controller was honored for his many accomplishments as NATCA’s Article 48 Rep for Wake RECAT, as well as his role on NATCA’s Drug and Alcohol Committee.

Mel Davis
Mel Davis, with NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert.

Davis, a Southern California TRACON controller, was honored for the many accomplishments he had in his role as the first NATCA NextGen Rep, a position he held for over five years.

Jim Davoli
Jim Davoli, with NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert.

At the end of 2015, a remaining Timmy Award from the 2014 15th Biennial Convention was awarded to Scott Pressley. The Birmingham controller was honored for his many accomplishments as NATCA’s Article 48 Rep for Wake RECAT, as well as his role on NATCA’s Drug and Alcohol Committee.

Anna Jancewicz
Anna Jancewicz, with NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert.

At the end of 2015, a remaining Timmy Award from the 2014 15th Biennial Convention was awarded to Scott Pressley. The Birmingham controller was honored for his many accomplishments as NATCA’s Article 48 Rep for Wake RECAT, as well as his role on NATCA’s Drug and Alcohol Committee.

Doug Pincock
Doug Pincock, with NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert.

At the end of 2015, a remaining Timmy Award from the 2014 15th Biennial Convention was awarded to Scott Pressley. The Birmingham controller was honored for his many accomplishments as NATCA’s Article 48 Rep for Wake RECAT, as well as his role on NATCA’s Drug and Alcohol Committee.

Tim Smith
Tim Smith, with NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert.

The Birmingham controller was honored for his many accomplishments as NATCA’s Article 48 Rep for Wake RECAT, as well as his role on NATCA’s Drug and Alcohol Committee.

Scott Pressley

The Birmingham controller was honored for his many accomplishments as NATCA’s Article 48 Rep for Wake RECAT, as well as his role on NATCA’s Drug and Alcohol Committee.

Sallie Sullivan (* Honored at special ceremony in Washington, D.C., September 2014)
Sallie Sullivan, with NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert.

NATCA National Office Manager and former Eastern Regional Office Administrative Assistant Sallie Sullivan attended a retirement celebration for her husband, NATCA President Emeritus Barry Krasner, and assumed she would be joining an evening honoring Krasner’s nearly three decades of devotion to the Union.

Little did she know, a surprise was in store for her. NATCA also proudly honored Sullivan’s incredible devotion to the Union and its members by giving her a fitting retirement celebration as well, presenting her with one of NATCA’s highest awards, the Tim Haines Memorial Award of Honor and Distinction.

“It’s very rare that I’m speechless, as Barry can attest to,” she said. “It’s such an honor to be part of NATCA.”

When Sullivan first started dating Krasner, NATCA was in its formative stages. She spoke with humor and honesty about the plight many spouses of NATCA leaders and activists face due to the deep commitment of time and energy their loved ones devote toward work for the Union. Ultimately, Sullivan decided, “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” So she did.

“I joined them, and they’re in my heart forever, and it’s my family,” she said.

Sullivan began working for the Eastern Regional Office as the Administrative Assistant in 2001. In the spring of 2011, NATCA was searching for a candidate to fill its new National Office Manager position. Sullivan emerged as the perfect choice.

“We desperately needed someone at her skill level to come to the National Office,” NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert said, “and help us get through things that we needed to structure better, establish processes that we didn’t have in place, organize our staff, motivate our people, and welcome our members when they showed up to the NATCA building, which became a home away from home when they were working for us on their own time, and a lot of times on their own dime.”

Sallie Sullivan with Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert.
Jim Ullmann

The Birmingham controller was honored for his many accomplishments as NATCA’s Article 48 Rep for Wake RECAT, as well as his role on NATCA’s Drug and Alcohol Committee.

Steve Wallace
Steve Wallace, with NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert.

The Birmingham controller was honored for his many accomplishments as NATCA’s Article 48 Rep for Wake RECAT, as well as his role on NATCA’s Drug and Alcohol Committee.