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Paquita Kimeco Bradley was elected National President of the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation

Employees (NBCFAE) in September 2014. It is the largest special emphasis employee association within the

Federal Aviation Administration. She previously served as National Vice-President and Southern Region

President, fighting diligently for equal representation for minorities within the Federal Aviation Administration. 

She has garnered support from companies such as Ascension Aircraft, Wal-Mart and Blue Cross Blue Shield to partnership in her vision of aviation scholarships for the community.

Paquita ‘s home is Bishopville, South Carolina; her aviation career began as a cooperative education student

while attending Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina where she received a  Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.  She later joined the FAA and spent a few years in the Flight Service option.  She entered the Air

Traffic Controller Training Program at Atlanta Enroute Air Traffic Control Center where she worked for over 20

years first as a controller and then as a Front Line Manager.  In 2012, she joined the FAA Quality Assurance

Group where she investigates aircraft incidents.  Paquita is a dedicated daughter, the mother of two beautiful

daughters, Kimberly and Nijah and she has one young grandson, Jamil. She is an active member of Delta Sigma

Theta Sorority Inc., and Morris College Alumni Association serving on various committees. Ms. Bradley continues

to dedicate her time and service to a workplace that provides opportunities for diversity and equal representation;

she also enjoys exposing the community to the field of aviation.




Elected as the National Vice President August 26, 2015 in Atlantic City, N.J., Mr. Jenkins is a long-time member of the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE). He’s held numerous positions in the NBCFAE to

include Chapter President, Regional President and National Conference Coordinator. He’s worked in several states

and regions (Aeronautical Center Region, Central Region, Great Lakes Region, Headquarters Region, Southern

Region and the Southwest Region) in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Mr. Jenkins is a Supervisory Program Manager and the Manager of Air Traffic Training Support at the Air Traffic

Academy, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Oklahoma City, OK. Mr. Jenkins has held the Air Traffic positions

of Flight Data Specialist, Air Traffic Control Specialist, Air Traffic Control Instructor, Support Specialist, Air Traffic

Control Supervisor, Operations Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Air Traffic Manager and National Manager of

Air Traffic Technical Training and Development Group.


Born in Savannah, GA., Mr. Jenkins is a military “brat” who lived in several states and Europe as a

young kid. His formative teenage years were in the Baltimore-Washington area.  A veteran of the United States

Air Force, He has a Liberal Arts Degree from Oklahoma City University. He is married, has three wonderful children

and resides in the Oklahoma City, OK area.  Mr. Jenkins is involved in local community organizations and activities

that benefits and supports children and the elderly.  Mr. Jenkins is a former FAA Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Counselor and Investigator. He is an advocate for diversity and inclusion and insists everyone is treated fairly and with dignity and respect.


Mr. Jenkins is honored to be an officer of this great organization. This organization is necessary and must remain

relevant and proactive in identifying, discussing and providing solutions to issues and concerns of African-Americans

and females. He will continue working to ensure all employees have equal opportunities to achieve their goals and the NBCFAE motto: “Let each become all they are capable of being”.





I am Rodney McNeill. I have been a member of NBCFAE since 1992. I served as the Memphis Chapter President

for 8 years, Southern Region Treasurer for 4 years and was serving as the Southern Region Vice-President prior

to being elected as the National Treasurer. My current position is Staff Manager at Memphis ARTCC.

I have 25 years in the FAA, all spent in Memphis, TN.



Began his FAA career in 2001 and has been a member of the organization since 2001. Freddie was introduced to
the organization by previous National Secretary, John McCartney. First conference attended was Memphis, 2001,
and to date has attended every National Training Conference.

Positions held in the NBCFAE:
Co-Chair of the New York Metro & ELI Chapter Ace Academy
Co-Chair South Florida Chapter Ace Academy
Treasurer New York Metro Chapter
Assistant Southern Region Secretary
Special Assistant to Northeast Regional President, Shaun Sanders
Special Assistant to the National President, Shaun Sanders
Freddie also currently serves as the Regional Secretary, Southern Region