My experience includes over 19 years at Boeing, about 7 years as a SPEEA Tech and 12 years as a SPEEA Prof. I’ve also worked previously in a nonunion corporate environment. I’ve seen the difference.
I served 8 years as an officer in the US Army. I hold a BBA degree in Management. I have the leadership skills, training and experience to forge the special trust, confidence, and unity that soldiers need for military success. I shall transfer this experience to forge a more united and stronger SPEEA.
I’ve been elected to serve as an officer of several committees. I served as 2016 Negotiations Preparation Committee Prof Co-Chairman, Negotiations Team Nominating Committee Vice Chairman, and BUNS Committee Everett Co-Chairman. I didn’t participate in the Executive Board’s contract extension negotiations, but in parallel I led preparation efforts to ensure all elements would be in place to seamlessly resume contract negotiations if the extension offers were not accepted.
I served on the 2016 Interim NW VP Nominating Committee to fill an unscheduled NW VP vacancy.
As Council Representative, I’ve successfully represented numerous employees facing potential disciplinary action. I regularly seek feedback from my district members to vote on Council motions. I’ve worked with management, HR, and SPEEA staff to correct other issues from building maintenance and safety to resolving a pay discrepancy for a retired SPEEA employee.
My combined experience as a Council Representative, my leadership of a variety of SPEEA committees including ACT, my previous service as Everett Site Assembly Secretary, and my service with IFPTE Veterans Committee provides me with a broad perspective of SPEEA and IFPTE relationships to serve effectively as NW VP.