Executive Board

The IPA is directed by a five member Executive Board consisting of UPS pilots elected to serve three-year terms in office.

President Bob Travis

Bob Travis

Bob is a 1985 graduate of U.C.L.A. with a degree in Political Science. He served as a pilot in the United States Air Force flying the F-111 and as an instructor pilot flying the T-38 Talon. He briefly flew for American Airlines before being hired by UPS in 1994. In his time at UPS, Bob has flown the Boeing 747, 757 and 767, the McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 and is currently serving as a Captain flying the Airbus A-300. Bob has served on various committees at the IPA. He began serving as Vice-President in January, 2011 and assumed the office of President in August of 2011. Bob was elected as President in October 2012 and reelected to his third term in October of 2015. Bob resides in the Dallas, Texas area with his wife and son.

(502) 968-0341, extension 2202
President@IPApilot.org

Vice President Steve Whyte

Stephen Whyte

Steve is a 1989 Graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. He started his flying career with Northwest Airlink in 1991 flying the Saab 340 and Jetstream 31. In 1995, Steve was hired by UPS and has flown the B- 747, B- 757/767 and is currently a Captain on the MD-11. Steve has served on various committees for the IPA over the last 20 years and was a member of the IPA Negotiating Team for the 2016 contract. He was elected Vice President in the fall of 2016, and began his three-year term January 1, 2017. Steve resides in Prospect, KY with his wife and children.

(502) 968-0341, extension 2204
VicePresident@IPApilot.org

Secretary Tom Kalfas

Tom Kalfas

Tom is a 1983 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He served as a fighter pilot in the United States Navy flying the F-14 Tomcat and as an instructor pilot flying the TA-4 Skyhawk. Tom also flew the Douglas DC-9 for eight years while serving in the Naval Reserve, from which he retired in 2004. He briefly flew the Boeing 727 for TWA before being hired by UPS in early 1995. In his time at UPS, Tom has flown as a Flight Engineer on the Douglas DC-8 and as a First Officer on the Airbus A-300 and currently serves as a Captain on the A-300. He began serving as Secretary in January of 2010 and was re-elected in October 2015 to his third consecutive 3 year term. Tom resides in Harrisburg, PA with his wife and children.

(502) 968-0341, extension 2210
Secretary@IPApilot.org

Treasurer Nick Kosko

Nick Kosko

Nick is a 1999 graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Aeronautical Science. He began his aviation career in 1999 as a flight instructor at Cardinal Wings in Louisville, KY. He then flew the EMB-145 for Continental Express, later known as ExpressJet, until he was hired by UPS in 2007. In his time at UPS, Nick has flown as a First Officer on the Douglas DC-8, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 757/767 and is currently a First Officer on the Airbus A-300. Nick served on various committees and oversaw numerous special projects for the IPA before being elected Treasurer in the fall of 2016. Nick began his three-year term January 1, 2017. He resides in Louisville with his wife and children.

(502) 968-0341, extension 2208
Treasurer@IPApilot.org

At-Large Harry Trefes

Harry Trefes

Harry began his commercial aviation career flying Islanders for New England Airlines. He then flew the Jetstream for American Eagle before being hired by UPS in 1994. In his time at UPS, Harry has flown as a Flight Engineer on the Boeing 727 and as a First Officer on the Boeing 727 and Airbus A-300 and currently serves as a Captain on the A-300. He has served the IPA as a member and Chair of the Scheduling and Grievance Committees and began serving as Treasurer in January of 2008. Harry was temporarily appointed to the At-Large position in the spring of 2013. He was elected to At-Large in October 2013 and was reelected in October 2014 and will begin this term January 2015. He resides in Prospect, Kentucky with his wife and children.

(502) 968-0341, extension 2211
AtLarge1@IPApilot.org