Capt. Paul Ryder
Resource Coordinator, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
As the resource coordinator at the Air Line Pilots Association Int’l (ALPA), Capt. Paul Ryder facilitates the full and efficient use of ALPA staff and resources for the pilot leadership. He works closely with all departments and pilot groups in order to best serve ALPA’s members and assist the pilot groups’ Master Executive Council (MEC) leadership and negotiating committees. 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, an EMB-145 captain for ExpressJet Airlines, also chairs the Association’s Fee-for-Departure (FFD) Committee, working with representatives from all FFD carriers to find innovative and constructive solutions to the issues facing this group.
He continues to serve the ExpressJet MEC on their Pilot Mentor, Strategic Planning, and Communications committees. Previously, he was chair of the ExpressJet MEC’s Pilot-to-Pilot Committee and ALPA’s Education Committee. Captain Ryder recently led a Pilot Supply round-table discussion at the International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations and for the past two years has participated as a speaker at the annual Royal Aeronautical Society on pilot supply, as well as other speaking engagements. 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.