Jud Prather, MSAirline Representative
Jud Prather joined PHH in 1992, shortly before he completed his career with American Airlines as an International Captain, flying from DFW to Europe. Jud joined Arthur Anderson & Co. as a Certified Public Accountant in New York, after graduating from Colorado University with a Bachelor of Science (Business) degree in 1957.
He entered the United States Air Force the following year and served in Germany as a Tactical Fighter Pilot. His last assignment was as a Fighter Weapons Instructor at Nellis AFB, Nevada. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with cluster, the Air Medal with clusters, and the Purple Heart for his service over North Vietnam. Jud became a pilot for American Airlines in 1966, after receiving a Master of Science Degree in Aerospace Operations Management from the University of Southern California. He retired from American Airlines in 1994. While domiciled in San Francisco he served as Allied Pilots Association Domicile Chairman and Vice-Chairman, and served on the American Negotiating Committee for 15 years. During that time, he was involved in negotiating six complete contracts, including the retirement provisions that exist today.