Southern Regional Vice President
National Air Traffic Controllers Association
Jim Marinitti is serving his first term as Southern Regional Vice President. He began his air traffic control career in the Navy in 1986 and was hired by the FAA in 1993. Jim was assigned to Ft. Myers-Page Field Tower. Shortly thereafter, Jim transferred to Miami Center. In 2001, he moved on to Miami Tower/TRACON, which remains his current facility.
Jim has held every elected NATCA position, from secretary/treasurer to RVP. He has been heavily involved in the legislative arena and served as one of NATCA’s leads for the rollout of the Collaborative Work Group process. He also taught Interest Based Communications and is one of NATCA’s instructors for the national leadership course called LEAP – Leadership Experience Acceleration Project.