A proven professional seeking a challenging and responsible position where experience and education can be fully utilized.
Excellent communication skills. Able to speak to large and small audiences and to interface with all levels of management, employees, legal counsel and investors. Work well under pressure and against deadlines. Take charge of situations and deliver results. Exposure to many different companies with the need to understand and respect their individual history's, employee relations, financial position, customer base and community relations.
Responsible in conjunction with a Board of Trustees in deciding the health insurance and retirement benefits for over 10,000 participants and their families as well as the investment of nearly $380 million on their behalf. Daily interaction with legal counsel, investment managers, employers, fund administrators and employee staff. Direct involvement with government compliance requirements. Analysis of benefit fund financial statements and data as it relates to returns, performance, comparative standing, etc., and participant demographics.
Responsible for negotiating and enforcing collective bargaining agreements covering over 5,000 workers at approximately 40 different companies with over 300 locations in 4 states. Constant direct contact with companies and their employees in many food manufacturing facilities varying in size, product and location through regular on site visitations. Manage and invest union funds. Daily involvement in grievance handling, arbitration and employee staff.
Responsible for negotiating collective bargaining agreements covering members employed in the baking and food service industries. Oversaw the daily business and financial affairs of the Local. While increasing the membership two-fold, I increased the treasury six-fold over a 10 year period. Implemented a computerized system for the maintenance of membership data, grievance tracking, financial reporting and government compliance. Invested and managed a diversified portfolio of funds. Presided at all meetings in observance of local by-laws and the International Constitution. Merged local union into Local 19 in 2003.
Concentration in Management
Concentration in Business Administration
Concentration in Personnel & Labor Relations
Family, reading, cars and motorcycles
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