FGDLA Presidents

This is the chronological list of Presidents of the Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) with what US Federal government department or agency served in and dates they served as the FGDLA President.

Alex Autry

US Department of the Air Force, Retired

2011 - Present


Dr. Philip Westfall

US Department of the Air Force, Retired

2008 - 2011


LCDR Jay Allen

United States Coast Guard, Retired

2006 - 2008


LCDR Dave Hartt

United States Coast Guard, Retired

2005 - 2006


Gordon Rice

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

2004 - 2005


Steve Larkin

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

2003 – 2004


CDR Ben Stewart

United States Coast Guard, Retired

2002 - 2003


John Rogers

US Department of the Air Force

2001 - 2002


CDR Rich Arnold 

United States Coast Guard, Retired

2000 - 2001


Dr. Ken Johnson

US Department of the Army

1999 - 2000


Dr. Hank Payne

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 

1997 - 1999


Dr. Philip Westfall

US Department of the Air Force, Retired

1995 - 1997


Past Presidents

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