National President – Paquita Bradley

Ms. Paquita Kimeco Bradley is the current National President of the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE).  She was elected in September of 2014 and continues to lead the largest employee association within FAA representing over 1000 members.  Paquita previously served as the National Vice President and Southern Region President prior to taking on this leadership role.  She is committed to improving employee-management relations and serving as an effective liaison amongst FAA employees and the community at large.

She has garnered support from many companies to include Ascension Aircraft, Wal-Mart and Blue Cross Blue Shield which share her goal of awarding aviation scholarships to deserving underrepresented students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) careers.

Paquita grew up in Bishopville, South Carolina and began her aviation career as a cooperative education student while attending Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.  She joined the FAA and started her career in the Flight Service option.  A few years later, she entered the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) Training Program at Atlanta Enroute Air Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) where she worked for over 20 years as a controller and then as a Frontline Manager.  Paquita now serves the agency as a subject matter expert within the FAA Quality Assurance Group where she investigates aircraft incidents.  

Paquita has per plate full as the NBCFAE National President, actively involved in various organizations and as the mother of 2 beautiful, young adult daughters, Kimberly and Nijah; 2 grandchildren, Jamil and Aliyah and the life coach and mentor of so many others.  She is a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Jonesboro, GA where she serves on the Trustee Board along with several other committees.  She is also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Morris College Alumni Association, serving on several committees.  

Ms. Bradley continues to give of herself and her time to ensure equal representation for minorities while ensuring opportunities for diversity within the FAA.  

National Vice President – Ezekiel Jenkins

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”.

National Treasurer – Margaretta Bradley

Margaretta Bradley is the Strategic Portfolio Manager for the Aviation Logistics Organization, Real Estate Division, within the Region and Property Organization (AFN).

She is responsible for developing a five year strategic plan for all administrative offices nationwide following analysis of utilization, mission requirements, and cost effectiveness through collaboration with all lines of business and staff offices. Additionally she ensures that robust business cases justify investment decisions for complex projects prior to Agency, Departmental, Office of Management and Budget, and Congressional approval.

Ms. Bradley has more than 15 years of financial experience and during her career has held roles as a manager for Citigroup, financial analyst at Transportation Security Administration, and operations research analyst.

Ms. Bradley holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Howard University.

National Secretary – Freddie Green

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