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All Local Executive Councils within an airline form the Master Executive Council (MEC). The MEC is responsible for coordinating the activities of AFA across an entire airline. Each LEC President sits on the MEC as the voting member for the members of the Local Council that they represent.

The LEC Presidents elect three officers to lead the MEC: a President, Vice President and Secretary-Tresurer. These MEC Officers serve a three year term when elected. They do not carry a vote on the MEC with the exception of the MEC President, who votes only to break a tie.

The Hawaiian Airlines MEC is in AFA election category II. Our MEC Officers took officer on July 1, 2017 and are serving a three year term that runs through June 30, 2020.


Sharon Soper,

MEC President

Sharon joined Hawaiian in 1965 and flew in the Inter-Island operation for 20 years. As the AFA MEC President, Sharon has been committed to building a career for the Hawaiian Flight Attendant that allows you to have a family, buy a place to live, educate your children and plan for retirement.

MEC Officers

Our MEC Officers are elected by the LEC Presidents.  These individuals, collectively, represent years of experience, knowledge and history that is unparalleled in our industry and within the AFA.  Each Officer adds a special and unique dynamic to our leadership. Together, our MEC Officers are a strong presence supporting our Flight Attendant group.

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Scott Henton,

MEC Vice President

Scott was hired in June 1987. Over the years Scott has been elected to several officer positions, including LEC VP and MEC VP over the last 23 years. His drive is our contract -- the quality of life it brings us, the preservation of its integrity and its benefits are the number one priority of the MEC.

Joni Kashiwai,

MEC Secretary

In 2015 Joni will make 30 years with Hawaiian Airlines. 9/11 inspired her to get involved after seeing the airline industry turned upside down changing it forever.Union work has allowed her to make a contribution to the Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant membership & to a career she loves.

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