Your Local Executive Council (LEC) Officers
Took Office: January 1, 2017
Term Expires: December 31, 2019
AFA Election Category I
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AFA Board of Directors Member
Lisa Pinkston has been a Flight Attendant at Alaska Airlines since 2005. She is married to “my best friend, Brian,” and she has two daughters, Kinsley born in 2007 and Keeley born in 2010, both of whom she describes as “wonderful.” Lisa loves living in Alaska and enjoys everything this beautiful state has to offer. Prior to joining Alaska Airlines, she held a number of positions in the insurance industry, including writing medical policies for Aetna, adjusting claims at Oklahoma Farm Bureau, and assisting the General Counsel in handling mediation, arbitration, and litigation at State Farm. Lisa has served as the ANC Benefits Chair, ANC VOICE/Mobilization Chair, ANC Vice President and she is humbled and honored to now be serving as your Local Council 30 President.
Karen Ferrell (Summerfeldt) started with Alaska Airlines in 1978 and has worked in many different positions and cities within the company. She began as a Reservation Agent in Seattle, worked as a Customer Service Agent, and commuted to Prudhoe Bay for 5 years before transferring to Anchorage and eventually becoming an Operations Agent.
During her time in operations in 1991, Karen took a temporary position as a Customer Service Supervisor to Magadan and helped establish service to what was still the Soviet Union in the Russian Far East. After 10 years in operations, it was “time for a change”, and Karen became a Flight Attendant in 1998.
Karen lives with her 19-year-old son Jaden. Her 23-year-old daughter Danielle is currently teaching English in Quito, Ecuador. She also lives with a Cocker Spaniel, a cat, a Hawk Head Parrot, and the occasional mouse (gifts from the cat!)
Laura moved to Alaska in 1998 on a whim not knowing when she was just 20 years old. She came because she was looking for a job. At the time, she had never even heard of Alaska Airlines before. Some family friends in Anchorage–who she now calls family–led her to employment at Alaska Airlines. Laura’s “Aunt” Jackie is a CSA in Anchorage and led her to get started with her career at Alaska Airlines. She was hired in 1999 as a Customer Service Agent and was hired as a Flight Attendant in 2005.
In 2004, Laura married her best friend Glenn, whom she met when she was a CSA and he was working on the ramp in Anchorage. He also made a career change in 2005 and is now a mail carrier. Together, they have two amazing little boys–Andrew born in 2007 and Bradley (but you can call him Brad [his words]) born in 2008.