Joseph A. Beaudoin was elected to a two-year term as National President at NARFE’s 31st Biennial National Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2010. Beaudoin joined NARFE in 1986 as a “life member” and has held the positions of vice president and president at both the NARFE chapter and federation levels. At NARFE National Conventions, he has chaired the Credentials Committee and the Bylaws Committee. He also was chair of the National Communications Advisory Committee, appointed by NARFE’s president.
Beaudoin worked for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from 1958 to 1986. He held a variety of positions, including as a controller, supervisor, evaluator and accident investigator at the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center, New England Region and FAA Headquarters in Washington, DC.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a radar operator in Germany. Beaudoin holds a B.S. degree in criminal justice from St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, NH. He and his wife, Jane, have five daughters and 15 grandchildren.