Leadership Team Hits the Road for Town Hall Meetings

Mechanics at the hangar in St. Louis hear a company update from COO Fred Oxley
Mechanics at the hangar in St. Louis gather to hear a company update from COO Fred Oxley

Last week the leadership team wrapped up its bi-annual town hall meetings with stops at crew bases in DEN, IAD, and ORD, as well as the corporate headquarters in STL.  Along with the monthly employee call, the leadership team relies on these visits as a way to stay connected with a far-flung employee group that is always on the move.  “I look forward to our town hall meetings, as they give me the opportunity to meet one-on-one with employees and address any questions or concerns they may have,” said Fred Oxley, COO of Trans States Airlines.  “Plus, employees invariably have great suggestions as to how we can improve the operation.  Some of the best suggestions I’ve ever received have been from employees during these visits.”

Accompanying Fred at the IAD, ORD and DEN meetings were the Directors of Maintenance, Flight Ops and Inflight, who each provided a department-specific update to the employees that they met with.  Trans States Airlines President Rick Leach joined the team for the St. Louis portion of the trip and spoke to employees at the corporate headquarters about a number of topics, including the first flight of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), which had taken place just days before.  As the domestic launch customer for the MRJ, Trans States employees have closely followed its progress and had a number of questions for Rick.

The next round of town hall meetings will be in the spring on 2016–hopefully our new crew base in Raleigh-Durham (RDU) will be open by then!