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Officers & Staff

Garth Bachman
Business Manager / Financial Secretary
Garth Bachman has been an IBEW member for 30 years, after a high school course on electricity inspired him to pursue a career as an electrician. Growing up in what he calls a “pro-union family”, he knew that going union was the best way he could ensure a successful career that could help him take... More
William Hodges
Assistant Business Manager
Will Hodges has been active in the IBEW for nearly 30 years and has served as IBEW steward on several projects over the years. Will was drawn to the IBEW because he says it provides a real sense of family for union members. He was thrilled to take on the Assistant Business Manager role and touched... More
Lillian Killen
Executive Assistant
Lillian joined IBEW Local 48 as a legal assistant for general counsel before taking on her current role three years ago. Before joining the hall, she spent several years working for a Law Office that represented police and firefighter unions, where she gained invaluable knowledge and experience... More
Diana Winther
General Counsel
Diana has been General Counsel for IBEW Local 48 since May 2015. Prior to that, she worked as the Hall’s Legal Assistant. As a soon-to-be law school graduate interested in Labor Law, Diana was originally introduced to the IBEW Local 48 by former General Counsel Norman Malbin, to whom she says she... More
Tracey Powers
Financial Assistant/Communications
Tracey has been an IBEW Local 48 employee for seven years, and an active member of OPEIU Local 11 for just as long. Following a recommendation from former Assistant Business Manager Alan Keser, Tracey, a then-recent graduate of Marylhurst University’s Business Management Program, was thrilled to... More
Michelle Murphy
Marshall McGrady
Political Director
Marshall became Political Director in July of 2021. Prior to that he worked in the field for 14 years as a General Foreman and was an instructor at the Training Center for seven years full time, and nine years part-time. I took this job when I learned the role politics played in the lives of our... More
Aaron Barber-Strong
Membership Development
Aaron Barber-Strong has been an IBEW member since 2008, and has most recently been active as the hall’s lead organizer. He was elected Vice President of the Portland Chapter EWMC in 2010; Chapter President in 2013, and has served as the Chapter Treasurer since then. Aaron joined the IBEW after... More
Randy Davis
Business Development & Membership Development
Randy Davis has been an IBEW member for the last decade and has held his current role as a Business and Membership Development rep for the past three years. Randy has a long history of union participation, having enjoyed being a member of unions in other industries in the past. When he decided to... More
Matt Smyth
Membership Development
Organizer Matt Smyth celebrated 20 years of IBEW membership in August 2019, and has served as an organizer for the past three years. Matt was originally interested in IBEW membership because he recognized it as a true family career path, one that would allow him to not only pay the monthly bills... More
Nick Mitchell
Business Rep
IBEW 48 Member since 2009 I have just started in my role in 2022. Previously I was a steward around the High-tech industry in Hillsboro for about 3 years. Why did you join IBEW (or start working at IBEW)? I wanted to start a real career and develop a skillset I could be proud of rather than... More
Matthew Nosack
Membership Development
Matthew Nosack is one of our newest organizers but is a hall veteran, having spent the last nine years as a wireman with Local 48 contractor OEG. Matthew joined IBEW because he knew the union offered excellent opportunities to create security for his family. Years later, it is the brotherhood and... More
Steve Hussey
Membership Development
Organizer / Membership Development Specialist How long have you had this role? Did you hold other positions before this? If so, whatwere they?5 months. I’ve been a jobsite Steward (4 yrs at Intel with OEG) and served a term on the Eboard. Why did you join IBEW?The Superior Training for... More
Bob Carroll
Business Rep
Celebrating his 41st year with IBEW in the fall of 2019, Bob Carroll has also been an IBEW Local 48 Business Representative for the past 12 years. The chance to follow in his father’s footsteps was a big driver for Bob joining the IBEW, where he has had the chance to form close friendships with... More
Mike Bridges
Business Rep
Business Representative Mike Bridges has been an IBEW member for 25 years, serving in his current role for the last 8. He served on the IBEW Local 48 Executive Board from 2011-2013 and as President of the Longview / Kelso Building & Construction Trades Council from 2008-2011. He has also... More
Scott Zadow
Business Rep
Business Representative Scott Zadow has been an IBEW member for the past 29 years and has served in his current role for the past nine. Growing up, Scott realized early on that the union offered excellent wage and benefit opportunities for those who were ready to roll up their sleeves and get to... More
Kelly Bond
Business Representative
Having started with the IBEW local 48 in 1998, I joined the business rep ranks in August 2022. Prior to this, I held a shop steward position for approximately 10 years at the City of Portland, served on three bargaining teams, and I was the Local 48 Public Sector Unit chairperson for... More
Wayne Tanner
Business Representative
I first joined the IBEW 48 in March 2014 and I’ve been in this role since August 2022.  I joined the IBEW because I had gone as far as I could go in my previous vocation and wanted to do something where I could expand my skill set and would enjoy doing as a career for the... More
Josh Carter
Business Representative
Joshua Carter has been an IBEW member for almost 20 years and has spent the past three and a half years as an IBEW Local 48 steward. He credits his dad with helping him to get involved with the union in the first place. “My dad helped point me in the right direction. He is a wireman as well.... More
Joe Bond
Business Representative
How long have you been an IBEW member (If you are a Member)? 10 years How long have you had this role? Did you hold other positions before this? If so, whatwere they?5 Months, was a shop steward beforehand for 5 years. Why did you join IBEW (or start working at IBEW)?I always wanted to work with... More
Mark Hinkle
Business Representative
Mark is a long time member having joined in 1999, but a new addition to our team at the hall having begun in May 2021. He wanted to represent for the his fellow IBEW members at City of Portland and in the public sector. "I truly enjoy feeling a part of something bigger and helping everyone succeed... More
Sandoz Zimmerly
Membership Services
Sandoz joined our Membership Services team in 2011. She is also a member of OPEIU Local 11. Sandoz joined after a friend told her about the people and great benefits available to IBEW staff and members. She enjoys being hands-on with IBEW events and working to make them fun for all those who... More
Angie Gross
Membership Services
Angine has been an OPEIU Local 11 member for one year and has worked for IBEW 48 one year in the Membership Services role. Her father was an Organizer, and at an early age I realized the value of the many rights that he was standing by and fighting for. After his passing, my mom is still... More
Meghan Jenks
Membership Services
Having recently joined the IBEW Local 48, Meghan has enjoyed the experience so far. She was excited to join after seeing her future husband go through the apprenticeship program and seeing the great benefits the IBEW has to offer. Outside of work Meghan enjoys baking, hiking, playing with her dog... More
Doug Tathwell
Information Systems Administrator
Doug has served as IBEW Local 48’s IT Administrator for the past eleven years. Before that, he spent over a decade as System Administrator for AutoTrader and Systems & Network Administrator for Lee Enterprises. He joined IBEW looking for a job that provided great benefits and rewarding career... More

Executive Board

David Jacobsen
Paul New
Vice President
John Wilson
Recording Secretary
Susan Rodway
Darrell Bell
Ryan Brown
Ed Drapeau
Amanda Swan
Kat Smith
Tory Bland
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