(Aug. 10, 2018)
Aaron Merrick won election as Central Regional Vice President and takes office with the new National Executive Board on Sept. 1, 2018. Merrick, who ran unopposed, succeeds the retiring Kevin Peterson, who served as RVP for three three-year terms, beginning in 2009.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the hard-working members of the Central Region and carry on the tradition of the great leaders that have served before me, representing NATCA members from Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas,” said Merrick, who served as Central Region Alternate Regional Vice President since 2014.
Merrick has spent his entire 19-year FAA career at Kansas City Center (ZKC), first in the Trails Area and then, since 2006, in the Ozark Area. He has served as ZKC FacRep since 2013. 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 (18), Cohen (15), and Cami (13).