President’s Message

Lombardo, Samuelsen Take the Helm at TWU International

The Transport Workers Union of America has a new leadership team that is energized and eager to bring back the fighting spirit of founder Michael J. Quill. Voting to elect Harry Lombardo as International President, John Samuelsen as International Executive Vice President, and Gary Maslanka as Administrative Vice President, Alex Garcia as Secretary-Treasurer, and John Bland also as an Administrative Vice President were delegates representing transit workers in rail, airlines, and surface and subway transit systems in nearly all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico.

We'll be posting additional coverage of the convention as well as John's acceptance speech shortly.

In addition, the 13 International Vice Presidents elected are: Pat Bowden, Charles Cerf, Mike Conigliaro, Dale Danker, Sean Doyle, Garry Drummond, Jerome Lafragola, Tom Lenane, Carl Martin, Thom McDaniel, Curtis Tate, Tony Utano and James Whalen.

The 40 members elected to the International Executive Board are: Matthew Ahern, Bedennia Barnes, Richard Boehm, Jon Bradford, Dellissa Brown, Joe Carbon, John Chiarello, Brian Clarke, Latonya Crisp-Sauray, Ralph Darnell, Richard Davis, Derrick Echevarria, John Feltz, Fred Fink, Todd Gage, Angel Giboyeaux, Amy Griffin, Jim Guido, Kevin Harrington, Maurice Jenkins, Horace Marves, Don May, Mike Mayes, John Menshon, Vincent Modaferi, Ben Morgan, Tom Murray, J.P. Patafio, John Plowman, Dan Rivera, Richard Rocco, Gary Shults, Kevin Smith, Audrey Stone, Dane Strickoff, Robert Taylor, Luis Ventura, David Virella, Clarence Washington and Eric Williams.