Co-Chair (Phoenix, AZ)
Greg Sumner earned his B.S. in Aviation Technology and Operations and B.A. in Spanish from Western Michigan University (WMU) in 1997. He began flying for United Airlines in 2000 and has held several professional and volunteer positions. He has flown the Boeing 727 and holds type ratings on numerous aircraft, ranging from the Learjet to the Boeing 747.
Sumner completed his Executive M.B.A. with the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in 2013 while working in numerous NextGen business roles for L-3/Thales Avionics in Phoenix. The WMU Department of Spanish awarded him an Alumni Achievement Award in 2016, and the WMU College of Aviation chose Sumner for its 2019 Excellence in Diversity award. He has served in various positions on the NGPA and Education Fund boards, including governance, marketing and the alliance-merger committee as Education Fund Vice Chair.
Sumner currently serves as a captain on the Boeing 737 and resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his husband, Kevin Arnett.