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Logan elected UP-SR General Chairman

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, October 5 — James Logan Jr. of BLET Division 620 (Fort Worth, Texas) was elected by acclamation to the office of General Chairman at the Union Pacific-Southern Region General Committee of Adjustment’s (UP-SR GCA) quadrennial meeting on September 8, 2020.

A Union Pacific locomotive engineer, Brother Logan hired out in 1995 with the UP in Fort Worth, Texas. He joined the BLET in 1999 and served as Local Chairman of Division 620 from 2009-2018. He was twice elected 3rd Vice General Chairman of the UP-SR GCA at quadrennial meetings in 2012 and 2016. In 2017, he was elevated to the office of 1st Vice General Chairman following the retirement of Daniel H. Underwood, Division 139 (Houston, Texas). Incumbent UP-SR General Chairman Dana L. Marlow retired and did not seek reelection.

Also elected during the 2020 quadrennial meeting were: 1st Vice Chairman Scott P. Alexander, Division 523 (Chickasha, Okla.); 2nd Vice Chairman John M. Prokop, Division 475 (Smithville, Texas); 3rd Vice Chairman Fernando M. Paz, Division 620 (Fort Worth, Texas); 4th Vice Chairman Tyler Gray, Division 755 (DeQuincy, La.); and Secretary-Treasurer Jason G. Ogden, Division 711 (Baytown, Texas).

The following alternate officers were also elected: 1st Alternate Vice Chairman Kevin DeArment, Division 139 (Houston, Texas); 2nd Vice Chairman Randy Gorzell, Division 197 (San Antonio, Texas); and Alternate Secretary-Treasurer E. Neil Cane, Division 857 (Tyler, Texas).

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce and National Vice-President Mark L. Wallace represented the BLET National Division at the meeting.

“Congratulations and thank you to Brother Logan and all officers of the Union Pacific-Southern Region General Committee of Adjustment,” President Pierce said. “Brother Logan is one of the best and brightest young leaders in our Brotherhood and I know he will do an excellent job as General Chairman. I thank retired General Chairman Dana Marlow for his leadership and dedicated service to our Brotherhood, and extend best wishes for a happy and healthy retirement.”

The Union Pacific-Southern Region GCA consists of 28 BLET Divisions and represents nearly 3,000 active and retired members.

Monday, October 5, 2020

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