Faces of PSA- Jeff Strachan

Faces of PSA Jeffery StrachanName: Jeff Strachan

Title: CASS (Continuing Analysis & Surveillance System) Analyst

How long have you worked for PSA? Two and 1/2 years

How long have you been in the airline industry? Where did you work before PSA? This is my first job with an airline, but have been in the aviation industry for (34) years. Prior to PSA, I managed a PART 145 Turbine Engine Repair and Overhaul facility for Dallas Airmotive that was located on the General Aviation side of Dayton International Airport.

What brought you to PSA? Career change due to company downsizing.

Give us a brief overview of what you do: The CASS Department monitors regulatory compliance for PSA. Any non-compliance events are handled through Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process and we work with various departments to put solid actions in place to prevent future occurrences.

What is one of the biggest challenges of your job? The biggest challenge is changing the culture of PSA to prioritize Safety and Compliance. We work very hard every day, and believe we are all making a difference.

If you were to give advice to PSA team members on how to prioritize safety and compliance, what would it be? Do the right thing, even if no one is watching.

Where’s your favorite place you have traveled? Alaska. We witnessed whales bubble feeding up close, which is a once in a lifetime experience, and were in awe of the natural beauty of the region. Our daughter was married in Ketchikan during that trip which made it even more memorable.

What are some of your hobbies? Family vacations, bicycling, motorcycling, disc golf, hiking and now kayaking. I don’t play hockey anymore, too old, but do ice skate as much as possible.

What do you love about working for PSA? The variety – no two days are the same. And, I work with some really great people.  Our rapid growth has presented some challenges, but that makes it fun. It’s nice to know I’m helping to build the top regional airline in the country.

Would you recommend PSA and why? Yes, I would. It is a great place to start a new career. There are many paths to take with this ever- growing organization.

Tell us something about your role that most people don’t know: I have a very colorful nickname (not fit for print) in our department and I wear it proudly! It was given to me by the Tech Services team and shows that our department’s visibility within the company is noticed and is directly tied to changing the culture, in a good way.

What has been the most rewarding part of your job? Satisfaction at the end of the day that I have made a difference.  I have also made many new friends and have interesting co-workers. We work hard but have fun too. Halloween is just around the corner!

Tell us something no one knows about you: I can’t swim, so I am taking swim lessons. Don’t want to drown while kayaking!