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Updated: Sep. 30 (12:43)

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Officers & Staff Info
Secretary-Treasurer Neil Dixon

Teamster member since 1972

   Neil worked for Montgomery Ward from 1972 until 1999. He served as a Shop Steward for 23 years. In 1999 he became a full-time Business Agent for Local 311, and was appointed President of the Local in 2000. He became Local 311 Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer in September 2012 upon the retirement of Ken Kelm. He has been a Trustee for the Local 311 Health and Welfare and Pension Funds since 2000.  Since 1999, Neil is a delegate to the Baltimore Building and Construction Trades Council. Neil has been a delegate to two International Conventions. He serves as Sargeant-at-Arms to Teamsters Joint Council No. 62, holding that position since 2005. Neil is a Chief Negotiator for National and Local Contracts.

President Penelope (Penny) Arhar

Teamster Member since 1988

   Penny was employed at Costco (Suitland, Beltsville) from 1988 to 2003, where she served as a shop steward for 12 years. In 2003, she became a Local 311 Business Agent, and a Local Trustee in 2003. In 2008 she became Local 311's Vice President. Penny was appointed President in September 2012 upon the retirement of Secretary-Treasurer Ken Kelm.
   She has been a member of the Costco Negotiating Committee since 1991.

   Penny also served as an Alternate Delegate to the 2006 and 2011 International Conventions.
   In July 2010, Penny was appointed by General President Jim Hoffa to the IBT's Human Rights Commission as the Eastern/Mid-Atlantic Representative.

   Effective September 2012, Penny was appointed Board Trustee for the Teamsters Local 311 Health and Welfare Fund, and Teamsters 311 Delegate to the Baltimore Building and Construction Trades Council.
   Effective October 2012, Penny assumed the title and responsibilities of Sargeant at Arms for Teamsters Joint Council 62.
   Effective April, 2013, Penny was appointed East Coast Warehouse Division Representative by General President Jim Hoffa.

Vice President Mike Graybill

Teamster member since 1987
   Mike has been employed at Costco since 1988, and has served as a shop steward there since 1993. He has been a member of  the Local 311 Executive Board since 2008, serving first as a Trustee and as Recording-Secretary. In September 2012, Mike was appointed Vice President upon the retirement of Secretary-Treasurer Ken Kelm.
   He was a member of the Costco Negotiating Committee in 2004 in 2007. He is a member of the 2010 Rank and File Sub-Committee for Costco Negotiations. Effective in August 2012, Mike became the Local's business agent at Costco.

Recording Secretary Joe Fowler

Teamster Member since 1986

   Joe has been employed at Johnson and Towers since 1986 and served as a shop steward since 2002. He was a Local Trustee from 2006 -2012. In September 2012, he was appointed Recording Secretary upon the retirement of Secretary Treasurer Ken Kelm.

Trustee Tom Clark

Teamster member since 1987

   Tom is employed at National Gypsum where he has worked since 1987. He has been Chief Shop Steward since 1990.
   Tom has been a Trustee for Local 311 since 2009.

Trustee Donna Carr

Teamster Member since 2002

   Donna has worked for the American Red Cross since 2002, and joined the Teamsters when her coworkers voted to join the Union.
   She has been a local Trustee Local 311 since May, 2012.

Office Manager Denise Martin

Member of the Local 311 staff since 1990 
   Denise has been the Local's
 TITAN dues operator since 1990. Since 2008, she has held the position of Office Manager, Bookkeeper and TITAN operator.

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