My career in the FAA today would not be possible without the passion and dedication of our RVP, Ham Ghaffari. After I received a proposal for termination, Ham called me saying “This is not the end. We will not go without a fight.” All the time I worked with Ham, he was true to what he said–he never gave up. From the early morning calls, timely updates and emails even on the weekends, Ham didn’t waste his time. His passion & aggressiveness for doing what’s right has inspired me to become a NATCA officer as well and hopefully pay forward all the help I got from Ham and NATCA. Ham is a true leader and an inspiration to me.
— Therese Aspillaga – TOA