International Vice President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO
Debora Sutor is a 28-year Flight Attendant with Envoy Air, formerly American Eagle, and became AFA’s International Vice President on June 1, 2014.
Debora’s extensive experience within the AFA structure, holding numerous elected positions in local leadership and serving on various International committees, enables her to assist in furthering AFA’s mission for economic and social justice for all Flight Attendants.
Tasked with leading AFA’s training and leadership programs, Debora brings valuable insight into the position and assists in cultivating and mentoring newly elected Flight Attendant union leaders. Debora has worked on AFA’s ‘Hidden in Plane Sight’ campaign to prevent human trafficking in aviation. The goal is to ensure that Flight Attendants in the US and around the world are trained to: know what modern day slavery is, recognize a potential incident of trafficking, know and recognize the indicators of a potential human trafficking victim and how to report a crime. Flight Attendants can be the eyes in the skies to save lives.
“As aviation’s First Responders, Flight Attendants have a crucial role in the safety and security of our nation’s air transportation infrastructure. I am proud to work alongside dedicated Flight Attendants who have devoted their careers to raising the standards for all crewmembers. I am excited to be part of such a vital movement and will work tirelessly to ensure that we use our collective strength to make the requisite improvements that all of Aviation’s First Responders deserve,” said Debora.
Prior to her election as International Vice President, Debora served as Master Executive Council Vice President for Envoy and was instrumental in successfully navigating Flight Attendants through difficult bankruptcy negotiations. SHe also served as a long term MEC Grievance Chair.
A lifelong resident of Chicago, Debora and her husband Steve have four sons and four grandchildren.