|COPA Chair Trekker Armstrong|
For many of us, 2015 brings personal changes, challenges and growth. This can also be said for our Association. On Nov. 27, 2014, I announced that COPA's President and CEO, Kevin Psutka plans to retire in 2015. Exact timing was unknown.
Recent developments have led to a confirmed retirement date at the end of February, at which time Kevin will be employed by the Air Line Pilots Association as a Safety and Security Representative. While the COPA Board of Directors was hopeful that timing would allow for the recruiting of a replacement and subsequent transition, logistics now makes this unlikely.