Business Manager Tony Sapienza
Members elect a President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer and eleven Executive Board members from among the ranks. These members oversee finances and financial decisions of the Local, and oversee the performance of committees within the Local.
A Business Manager is elected by the membership. The Business Manager and an Assistant Business Manager head negotiation committees at all represented companies, handle higher level grievances, advise and assist stewards, and oversee the daily functioning of the Local. Two Business Representatives work full-time assisting the Business Managers, coordinating education programs in the Local, overseeing online and print communications, assisting members with union projects, and helping to organize people who want to join the union. An Office Manager keeps the books and serves as clerical support to the staff and Executive Board.
Eleven unit meetings and one sub-unit meeting are held throughout the two states most months. Unit meetings are presided over by members elected by the unit and are usually attended by a Business Manager. Members of IBEW Local 1837 can vote for officers in their own units, and are welcome to attend any unit meetings they wish.
Current members serving in these leadership positions include:
President: Michelle Crocker
Vice President: Robert McNeff
Treasurer: Donna Raymond
Recording Secretary: Terri MacDonald
Business Manager: Anthony Sapienza
Assistant Business Manager: Renee Gilman
Business Representative: Matt Beck
Business Representative: Kitty Kilroy
Executive Board Representatives:
Unit 1, Dover: Donald Palmer II
Unit 2, Manchester: Thomas Eaton
Unit 3, Laconia: Mark Penney
Unit 4, Berlin/Lancaster: Justin McNeff
Unit 5, Keene: Zachariah Bereiter
Unit 6, Portland:
Unit 7, Lewiston: Nathan Wentworth
Unit 8, Augusta: Gregory Fortin Jr.
Unit 9, Waterville: Bryan Lancaster
Unit 10, Bangor/Ellsworth: Kevin O'Connell
Unit 11, Presque Isle: Bruce Ayotte
A Unit Meeting schedule and location flier can be downloaded here. Due to COVID-19, some meetings have moved online. Please consult the flier that can be downloaded here, check the website calendar or contact the Union Office for more information.