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Congratulations to our 2020 Reach for the Stars recipients


At Republic, our people are our most important commitment. Our crew members, our Maintenance team and our corporate Associates do remarkable work, and we recognize that and express appreciation. Often, it is not only management who see our Associates’ great work in action, it’s their peers who can best account for action that is above and beyond.

Reach for the Stars is our Associate recognition program where Associates are encouraged to nominate their colleagues for acts that emulate our BEST Guiding Principles on a daily basis. Over the past year our industry and Company have had to respond to a lot of changes. One thing, though, has remained constant, and that’s our Republic people seeking ways to live out our Guiding Principles no matter what comes their way. Unlike ever before, our Associates truly gave their all to our work, and it didn’t go unnoticed. Congratulations to our 2020 Reach for the Stars recipients:


Chad Bodkin, IND – Licensed Mechanic

Abigail Miller, SDF – First Officer

Malik  Sherjeel, DCA – Maintenance Supervisor

Brett Black,  PHL – Licensed Mechanic

Taylor  Lawrence, IND – Maintenance  Technology  & Performance Analyst

Max  Ripberger, IND – Training Equipment Maintenance Specialist

Brian Essig,  IND – SOC Duty Manager

Theresa Buchanan + Ashley Sims, LIFT Academy – Flight Operations

Charles Kugelman, IND – Information Technology Disaster Recovery Manager

Chris Brock, Lemuel Guiao, Bailey Moser, Bisher Nimri, Darwin Tigney, Heidi Twarogowski, Timothy Wilhoite,  IND – Information Technology  Service Center  Team

Alex Baumann, DCA – Captain

Joshua Carlson, IND – Senior  Information Technology  Technical Lead