New officers attend virtual training session

A group of newly elected Local Union Officers were supposed to have training in Maryland at the end of 2020.

Due to safety concerns related to the pandemic and an increased risk during travel, the Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) held the training via video conferencing in January 2021.

The five-day training event included elected officials from 21 Local Unions. The training started with an introduction from General President Gregory T. Revard, as he welcomed the newly elected officers.


Additional International officers and staff were in attendance, including presentations from: General Secretary-Treasurer Douglas N. Gamble, Jurisdictional Director John K. Conroy, Political Affairs Director Chip H. Gardinar, LMCT Deputy Director Gina M. Walsh, IIIATF Administrator John L. Stahl, IIIATF Assistant Administrator Christina Bouchard, International Office Staff Sheila Sonon, Nicole Mattera, Amy Wade and Susan Govoni.

A number of experts from outside our Union provided virtual training sessions to further help acclimate the group of new officers.

North America’s Building Trades Unions Director of Field Services Kevin R. Adkisson joined the training to review the GPMA and the NCA, while labor expert Tim Helm provided a dynamic presentation on Davis Bacon.

O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue Partner Mike Powers led a presentation on ERISA, trust funds, fiduciary duties and defined benefits. The team at Sherman Dunn covered a number of other legal topics, while Eberts & Harrison, Inc. President Christian Phillips reviewed insurance needs with the new officers. Novak Francella LLC Partners Matt Haley and Tyler L. Geiman reviewed audits and the necessary measures Local Unions must take.

National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee Senior Director of Industrial Relations Daniel Hogan reviewed the NMA and the importance of working to best meet the trade conflicts as they arise.

Much of the last day of the training was devoted to General Secretary-Treasurer Gamble reviewing Local Union Elections, offenses, charges and hearings, which included a breakout session where the Local Union Officers worked through an example hearing. 


Thank you to the following elected officers who participated in the New Officers Training. We hope the time you spent learning about the new facets of your elected position prove to be valuable to you in your position and help you lead our Union.

The 2020 New Officers Training class: Local 1 Business Manager Gary Payeur, President Kevin Leahy, Financial Secretary Gerald McAtee; Local 5 Business Agent Fredi Flores; Local 16 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Chrisopher Greaney, Business Agent Fortino Curiel, Buiness Agent Anthony Viscuso; Local 22 President Dale Sanford; Local 32 Business Manager/Financial Secretary John Dwyer, President Jeremiah Farmer; Local 33 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Donald Scoopo; Local 38 President Todd Sattof; Local 42 Financial Secretary Matthew Williams; Local 69 Business Manager Steven Overby; Local 73 Business Agent Casey Wolfe; Local 75 Financial Secretary Anton Sims; Local 78 Financial Secretary Jacob Stanley; Local 80 Business Agent Scott Bradley; Local 82 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Rory Holmes; Local 86 Business Manager Bryan Berlin, President Anthony Wales; Local 87 President Dominic Camacho; Local 90 President Gregory Patton; Local 118 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Neil Munro; Local 131 President Joshua Sherrard; Local 133 Business Manager Izaak Bray, President Anthony Schauer; and Local 207 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Robert Ripple, President Kevin Meagher. 

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