First Officer Paul Ryder
Resource Coordinator, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
As the resource coordinator at the Air Line Pilots Association Int’l (ALPA), First Officer Paul Ryder strategically aligns ALPA’s staff and resources to achieve the Association’s goals, namely to advance the piloting profession by executing initiatives pertaining to aviation safety, security, and pilot representation; and securing the future of the profession, by inspiring the next generation of airline pilots. He also works with ALPA’s Collective Bargaining Committee, other ALPA presidential committees, and MECs to advance the pilots’ agenda and ensure that pilot groups have no issues accessing ALPA resources.
Ryder also brings his subject matter expertise on the topic of pilot supply. He has spoken at a number of conferences around the world, including the National Aircraft Training Symposium, the World Aviation Training Conference, the International Women in Aviation Conference, the Global Pilots’ Symposium, the Royal Aeronautical Society's International Flight Crew Training Conference, the European Aviation Training Symposium, and the Department of Defense National Pilot Sourcing Forum.
Ryder participates in ALPA’s role on the international realm through the Int’l Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations as a member of the Human Performance (HUPER) committee and the UAS Working Group.
He’s also working on aviation workforce development initiatives through AviationWorks4U, a collective group of aviation industry stakeholders that have partnered with youth-based organizations to inspire the future generations into all aviation career pathways to ensure the availability of these rewarding careers for generations to come.
Ryder, A B737 pilot for United Airlines, previously served as an EMB-145 captain for ExpressJet Airlines. He’s held several union positions, including outreach on ALPA’s Education Committee. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves for six years and lives in Florida with his wife and fellow pilot, Kate, and two young sons, Alex and Matthew.