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Jimmie Mathis Secretary
Joel Funfar N W Regional VP
Brent Mc Farlane N W Regional VP
Shannon Moriarty N W Regional VP
Keith Covert M W Regional VP
SPEEA Council Officers
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Nikki Wagener Treasurer
Sandra Hastings Secretary
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Matthew Joyce Treasurer
Melisa Lowe Secretary
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James Raskob Secretary
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A closer look at the Executive Board
With SPEEA-wide elections coming for president, treasurer and secretary, now is a good time to get to better know
the Executive Board’s roles and responsibilities.
The seven-member board oversees SPEEA while
also working full-time as aerospace professionals
in SPEEA bargaining units.
The Board directs SPEEA’s activities through the
executive director, prepares the annual budget
and monitors expenses.
For those who want to see
ongoing activity, a record
of their actions is reported
in the SPEEA Newsletter
(online at www.speea.
org – drop-down menu:
Newsletter). The Board typically meets twice a month.
Executive Board respon-
• Overseeing SPEEA’s
budget and authorizing
expenses such as travel
• 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
• 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.
President – The president chairs the Board meetings, recommends appointments for Executive
Board committees, and serves as an ex-officio
member of Board and SPEEA Council committees. The president or the president’s designee may
also serve as an observer on negotiation teams.
Treasurer – The treasurer works with the
comptroller on staff to manage funds paid to
SPEEA and disbursements
as authorized. The treasurer
also coordinates with the
regional Council treasurers
and SPEEA Council treasurer and provides periodic
Secretary – As recording officer of SPEEA, the secretary is
the custodian of its records.
The SPEEA secretary is also
the Executive Board focal for
Vice Presidents – SPEEA
has four regional vice presidents who serve on the Board
to represent their regions.
They coordinate between the Executive Board
and their regional Council and assist the regional
Councils in interacting with the employer.
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 – look for the links in Contact
Us/Executive Board and Councils/Governing
About the elections
SPEEA will soon begin the process
of publishing candidate requirements
and a petition to run for Executive
Board president, treasurer and secretary – serving two-year terms.
Eligible members (at least two years
of continuous SPEEA membership)
are encouraged to apply for one of
SPEEA’s top elected positions.
Ballots are mailed in February to all
SPEEA members for a vote on the
contested races. Ballots are due in
The Executive Board is shown here in a photo taken at the SPEEA Convention in June. Front row, from left: Ryan Rule,
president, Shannon Moriarty, NW vice president, Jimmie Mathis, secretary. Back row: Bob Wilkerson, treasurer,
Joel Funfar, NW vice president, Brent McFarlane, NW vice president, Keith Covert, MW vice president.