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Laveing new Chairman of Pennsylvania State Legislative Board

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, December 13 — Brother Tim M. Laveing was elected by acclamation to serve as Chairman of the BLET’s Pennsylvania State Legislative Board at its fourth quadrennial meeting in Hershey, Pa., on September 10, 2018.

A Norfolk Southern locomotive engineer, Brother Laveing is a member of BLET Division 325 (Wilkinsburg, Pa.). He hired out with Conrail in 1998 and worked for NS following the merger with CSX. He attended locomotive engineer training school in 2000 and earned promotion to locomotive engineer in 2001. Brother Laveing was elected Alternate Secretary-Treasurer at the Board’s 2010 quadrennial meeting, and began serving as Secretary-Treasurer in 2014.

Also elected by acclamation during the meeting were: 1st Vice Chairman James J. O’Neill, Division 483 (Philadelphia, Pa.); 2nd Vice Chairman Jeff W. Johnson, Division 71 (Philadelphia, Pa.); Secretary Treasurer Rob F. McLean, Division 325 (Wilkinsburg, Pa.); and Alternate Secretary-Treasurer Don W. Byers, Division 287 (Altoona, Pa.). Brother O’Neill has served the Board with distinction for many years. In 2010, he was elected to his third consecutive term as 2nd Vice Chairman, and was elected to the office of 1st Vice Chairman in 2014 and again in 2018.

Elected by acclamation to serve on the Executive Committee were: Peter J. Fernandez, Division 757 (New Castle, Pa.); and Luke Titus, Division 259 (Easton, Pa.). Elected by acclamation to serve on the Audit Committee (Trustees) were: Brandon Bobolsky, Division 287 (Altoona, Pa.); Gary A. Trice, Division 370 (Pittsburgh, Pa.); and Mark F. Wuller, Division 353 (Philadelphia, Pa.).

“I am proud to offer my congratulations to Brother Laveing and all officers of the Pennsylvania State Legislative Board,” BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce said. “I have every confidence that they will do an excellent job of representing our Brothers and Sisters throughout the great state of Pennsylvania.” President Pierce also recognized and thanked outgoing Chairman Ken Kertesz for his many years of dedicated service to the Brotherhood.

Following the meeting in September, Brother Laveing and the members of the Pennsylvania SLB were active in Get Out The Vote efforts all throughout the state.

“We had a great meeting and I feel strongly about our team and I’m proud of how well we have we all worked together,” Brother Laveing said. “I look forward to serving the membership.”

The BLET Pennsylvania State Legislative Board represents more than 2,500 active and retired members from seven different railroads belonging to 16 different BLET Divisions. Brother Laveing is the fourth Chairman of the Pennsylvania State Legislative Board, which was founded in 1986.

Thursday, December 13, 2018
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