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Next destination: From suits to safety vests

Syracuse (SYR) shift manager Mike McElwain was ready to hang up his suits after a successful 32-year career handling Worker’s Compensation cases. He’d always been fascinated by airport and airplane operations and decided to pursue a job in the airline business. He joined Piedmont armed with years of skills and knowledge, which refers back to …
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Allyship: Turning intention into action

As a member of all six of Piedmont’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Human Resources Manager Tracey Byrns believes the more she learns about the differences in others, the more she evolves into the best version of herself. “I joined all the ERGs to be an active ally and show my support from a personal and …
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Behind the Wings: Being your authentic self at work

When Tyler Tenbrink, Piedmont’s Director of Talent Acquisition and Development came out as gay at age 17, he knew there would be challenges ahead. In the Kansas town where he grew up and at the parochial school he attended, he was different and had to fight for acceptance. Throughout his career, Tyler has encouraged others …
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A Father’s love and support

When Dispatch Supervisor Kayla Morrison accepted a position with Piedmont, she asked her father, Systems Analyst Randy Morrison to move with her from Lynchburg, Virginia to Salisbury, Maryland for a fresh start. In her new position as a dispatcher, Kayla knew she would be required to work various shifts with odd hours and with two …
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A father’s perseverance at home and in the air

“Being a single parent of four children while having a career as a flight attendant is challenging but it can be done,” says Charlotte-based Flight Attendant Derrick Killingsworth. “After the passing of my wife, Flight Attendant Cicelette Killingsworth, I had no choice but to start over with a new routine. It was tough, but I …
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How lifestyle benefits can inspire your journey

Have you ever looked up and wondered how thousands of pounds of metal and fuel are able to soar so effortlessly through the sky? The simple answer is, every single piece of the aircraft is working together, performing individual functions to make the whole plane fly. Like aircraft, the people who ensure the safe operation …
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Behind the Wings: The importance of allyship

Piedmont cross-trained agent Jenna Thompson wasn’t familiar with the terms lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) growing up but while attending college, a meaningful friendship prompted her to learn more and start her journey of allyship. While attending State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Jenna and her husband joined an allyship group to …
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Creating Pathways to Possible: Developing Tomorrow’s Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 4, 2021 SALISBURY, Maryland- Skilled aircraft technicians remain in demand as the aviation industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and an older workforce begins to retire. To increase awareness of technical aviation careers to a diverse population of students, Piedmont Airlines, Inc. is donating aircraft engines to select aircraft maintenance …
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