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LEC 47 President

Josh Aoki

Master Executive Council (MEC) Voting Member

AFA Board of Directors Member

AFA - CWA Delegate

My name is Josh and I am addicted to carbs (LOL). I have been with Hawaiian for 15 years and my favorite desitin

Favorite Destination: Barcelona!!!


     I was not initially interested in union work. When I was asked by Melissa Teshima, then LEC 47 President, to be a Mobilizer Co-Chair to help in negotiations I half-heartedly agreed. As I continued to see the vibe of our Flight Attendants change through our mobilizing efforts, I was inspired at the work that my partner Kawehi Apo and I put in. Seeing the fruits of our labor was an awesome experience and truly lit a fire in me. It was then a natural transition to presidency because Melissa was not running for another term as president and the vacancy needed to be filled. Now, 1 year into my term, I have been faced with many challenges. I did not expect that this position would be this task heavy but I have an amazing team of officers that help me and support me and I am forever grateful to them.

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LEC 47 Vice President

Nate Genovia


     Nate Genovia is the Local Executive Council Vice President for Los Angeles. He was born and raised in Wahiawa on the island of Oahu. Nate graduated high school in 2008 from Kamehameha and received a B.A. in Journalism and Communications from the University of Oregon in 2012.


After moving back to ‘Oahu in 2014, Nate worked as a Benefits Generalist for a local company until he was selected to attend Initial Flight Attendant Training in February 2018.


Nate has always had a passion for travel and sports. Some of his favorite travel destinations include Las Vegas, New York, Japan, and Italy. His favorite sports are baseball and football.


In wanting to give back and serve his fellow Flight Attendants, Nate decided he would get involved with union work and he hopes to continue to serve and advocate for all members.


LEC 47 Secretary

Beth Hayes


     Beth Hayes became a flight attendant with Hawaiian in 1988, almost 33 years ago. Before that, she taught high school in Lanai and then at Kamehameha Schools. She is originally from Kailua and graduated from Kailua High School. Beth moved to LA 3 months into her career with Hawaiian with several of her classmates - with the thought that this would be just for a short time.


Then she met her husband and married, and stayed after relocating to Huntington Beach. Once Beth’s children were older, she got involved with the union - starting on the grievance committee in 2015.  She became involved with grievances because she wanted to help correct so many wrongs taking place at the time with people's schedules etc.


In 2017 she joined the leadership as the LEC secretary, which is her current position today. Beth has really enjoyed her work with the union and loves being able to help FA’s get the correct answers to their questions/problems. 

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