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 been a Captain on the Boeing 747, MD-11 and currently the A-300. He also flew the 757 and 767 as a First Officer.

While at the IPA, Bob has served as Grievance Committee Co-Chairman and MD-11 Training Instructor representative. He was elected Vice President in January of 2011 and assumed the office of President in August of that same year. Bob was elected to a fourth term as President in October 2018. He resides in the Dallas, Texas area with his wife and son.

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Vice President Steve Whyte

Stephen Whyte

Steve is a 1989 Graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor's 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. Steve was also the lead IPA Accident Investigator for both UPS Flight 6 in Dubai and UPS Flight 1354 in Birmingham, AL. He was re-elected Vice President in the fall of 2019, and will begin his 2nd three-year term January 1, 2020. Steve resides in Prospect, KY with his wife and children.

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Secretary Lyndon Shumaker

Lyndon Shumaker

Lyndon is a 1988 graduate of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma with a degree in Political Science. Prior to UPS, he flew for Mesa Airlines in Albuquerque, New Mexico, flying Beech 1900s. Hired by UPS in early 1994, Lyndon has flown the B-727, 747, 757, 767, DC-8, MD-11, and A-300 aircraft. The DC-8 was his favorite.

Lyndon's IPA committee work has included Critical Incident Response, as well as 5 years on the HIMS Committee as Chairman. He began his term as Secretary in January 2019.

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Treasurer Mike Major

Nick Kosko

Mike graduated in 1986 from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in Geography. In 1994, he earned a master’s degree in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle.

Mike started his flying career in 1986 as a pilot in the US Air Force where he served nearly 30 years flying the T-37, KC-135, KC-10 and C-17 on active duty and in the reserves. He was hired by UPS in 2001 and has flown the B757/767, DC-8 and MD-11. Additionally, he has worked as a simulator instructor on the MD-11 and B757/767 and served on numerous IPA committees.

Mike began his 3-year term as Treasurer in Jan 2020. He resides in Prospect KY with his wife Renee.

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At-Large Paul Lucas

Paul Lucas

Paul is a 2005 graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Flight Technology. In 2005, he was a Flight Training Co-op for UPS Airlines in the Boeing 727/747 Training Departments, and in 2006 joined Air Wisconsin flying the CRJ-200. In late 2007, Paul joined TEG Architects in Jeffersonville, IN as a Part 91 Citation PIC and was promoted to Chief Pilot of their two-aircraft flight department in 2008, a role he served until August 2014 when he was hired by UPS. During his UPS career, Paul has exclusively flown the Airbus A300 and is currently an A300 Captain. Paul's IPA committee work includes Strike Operations, Scope, Hotel, Membership, and Government Affairs. Paul was elected as IPA At Large Representative in October 2020 and began his three year term on 1 Jan 2021. Paul resides in New Albany, IN with his wife and children.

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