Jimmie Mathis Treasurer
Joel Funfar Secretary
Brent Mc Farlane N W Regional VP
Shannon (Moriarty) Deacon N W Regional VP
Nikki Wagener N W Regional VP
Keith Covert M W Regional VP
SPEEA Council Officers
Theryl Johnson Chair
Matthew Joyce Treasurer
Sandra Hastings Secretary
Midwest Regional Council Officers
Mark Gayer Chair
Matthew Joyce Treasurer
Emily Forest Secretary
Northwest Regional Council Officers
Tony Hickerson Chair
Orlando De Los Santos Treasurer
James Raskob Secretary
Bill Dugovich Communications Director
Lori Dupuis Graphic Designer/Web Developer
Karen McLean Publications Editor
Amber Musselman Communications Support
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Seeking candidates for
Executive Board VP
SPEEA will soon conduct an election to fill four regional vice president seats on the seven-member Executive Board.
If you meet the minimum qualification of
continuous SPEEA membership for the
preceding 24 months and are interested in
helping to lead your union, consider applying.
Petitions to run for vice president are due Jan.
25. See timeline below for details.
The Board directs SPEEA’s activities through the
executive director, prepares the annual budget
and monitors expenses.
Board members also serve as the team for any
interim negotiations that may occur between
formal bargaining sessions.
The vice presidents also coordinate between the
Executive Board and their regional Councils and
assist the regional Councils in interactions with
their bargaining units’ employers.
The Board typically meets twice a month at
SPEEA offices in Tukwila, Everett and Wichita,
connected via video teleconference.
Download election information and a petition,
which requires signatures of 20 members, at
www.speea.org. More details are included in
the election booklet.
• Earliest date to turn in a petition – Jan. 11
• Deadline for candidate petitions –
5 p.m., Jan. 25
• Deadline for candidate statements –
5 p.m., Jan. 30
• Ballots to be mailed by Feb. 22
• Ballots counted March 8
• New regional vice presidents begin
two-year terms March 22
Executive Board responsibilities
• Overseeing SPEEA’s budget and
authorizing expenses such as travel and
• Managing SPEEA’s assets, funds and
• Serving as the interim negotiations team
for any SPEEA bargaining unit.
• Representing SPEEA in high-level
interface with bargaining units’ employers
and other unions.
• Appointing members to represent SPEEA
on committees such as local/state labor
delegates, joint committees with company
leaders and Ed Wells Partnership Joint
Policy Board with Boeing leaders.
SPEEA’s governing documents
More details on the duties and responsibilities
of the Executive Board can be found in
SPEEA’s governing documents, including
the SPEEA Constitution and the Executive
Board Policy and Procedure Manual. Both are
online at www.speea.org – under Councils/
Board minutes online
To see more of the Board’s ongoing activity,
a record of their actions (mini-minutes) is
reported in the SPEEA Newsletter (online
at www.speea.org – drop-down menu
Communications/SPEEA News). The full
Board meeting minutes are also online at
www.speea.org – drop-down menu Contact
In the print version of the November SPEEA Spotlite, the article: ‘SPEEA retirement semi- nar schedule for 2017, the wrong date was
reported for the Everett August meeting. The
correct date is Aug. 1.
The chart included with the Aerospace Tax
Accountability story in the November Spotlite
incorrectly listed the Missouri jobs numbers.
From October 2013 to October 2016 Boeing
cut 907 jobs from its Missouri workforce.
Updated numbers for Washington state for the
same period show the Boeing workforce down
by 9,923 jobs.