Education
– Rockhurst College – Kansas City, MO
– Pre-Med Honors Program
– Lansing Community College
– State University of New York
– Michigan State University

Special Courses
– Society of Real Estate Appraisers
– 101 Residential Appraisals
– 201 Commercial/Industrial Appraisals
– Narrative Report Seminar

Labor Related Courses – LPS/MSU
– Stewards Training
– Basic Leadership Training
– Collective Bargaining
– Labor Law
– Organizing Institute

Employment History

1979-2016: Secretary-Treasurer, Michigan – AFSCME Council 25, AFL-CIO
1977-79: Full Time Union Representative – Local 1600, AFSCME, AFL-CIO
1974-77: Senior Appraiser, Finance – Department, City of Flint
1973: License Investigator, Clerk’s – Office, City of Flint
1971-72: Traffic Studies Technician – City of Flint

Union Experience

2017 – Present: President of Michigan, AFSCME Council 25, AFL-CIO
1979 – 2016: Secretary-Treasurer, AFSCME Council 25, AFL-CIO
2004 – 2007: Judicial Panel, AFSCME International Union, AFL-CIO
2000 – 2004: Vice President, AFSCME International Union, AFL-CIO
1979 – Present: Executive Council Member – Michigan State, AFL-CIO
1979 – Present: General Board Member – Michigan State, AFL-CIO
1985 – 1995: Vice-Chairperson – Michigan United Labor, AFL-CIO
1995 – Present: Vice-Chairperson, Michigan AFL-CIO Community Services
Vice-President of Council 25 AFSCME (Region 6)
Executive Committee Representative – Council 25 AFSCME (Region 6)
Vice-President of former Council 29 AFSCME
Chairman, Grievance Committee, Local 1600 AFSCME, AFL-CIO
First Vice-President, Local 1600 AFSCME, AFL-CIO
Treasurer, Political Action Committee, Local 1600 AFSCME, AFL-CIO
Chief Steward, City of Flint (63 Stewards)
Local 1600 AFSCME, AFL-CIO

Community-Civic Boards and Commissions

Chairman of the Board, July 1998-June 2000, United Way of Michigan
First Vice Chair 1996-1998, United Way of Michigan
Secretary-Treasurer 1986-1996, United Way of Michigan
Board of Directors – 1992-1995, Wolverine Regional Biomedical Services – American Red Cross
Board of Directors – 1995-Present, Great Lakes Region – American Red Cross
Campaign Co-Chair United Way of Genesee & Lapeer Counties 1989-Present
Board of Directors – 1982-1987 Greater Flint HMO
Governor’s Special I-75 Corridor Task Force
Ombudsman’s Advisory Council – City of Flint 1990 – Present
Board of Directors, United Way of Genesee and Lapeer Counties
Board Member, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan