Wilson was named interim president last August after pilots rejected a contract offer from American management which led to the resignation of then-APA president David Bates. Since Wilson assumed the position, the pilots union negotiated and approved a new contract with American while the carrier was in bankruptcy and supported the merger deal with US Airways.
Wilson defeated captain Tom Westbrook, receiving 2,715 votes to 2,305 votes collected by Westbrook.
While Wilson remains in office, American pilots voted in a new vice president, first officer Neil Roghair and a new secretary/treasurer, first officer Pam Torell.
Roghair is replacing captain Tony Chapman who did not receive enough votes in the first round of balloting this spring to be part of the run-off election. Roghair received 2,989 votes while his run-off opponent, captain Graeham White received 2,006 votes.
Torell edged out previous union secretary/treasurer Scott Shankland in the run-off election even though Shankland had received 19 more votes than Torell in the initial election this spring when there were four candidates running for the position. Torell received 2,931 votes to Shankland's 2,086 votes.
The new officers will assume their positions on July 1 and serve for three years.-Andrea Ahles