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The IBEW Local 48 Business Office and Dispatch will be reopening to the Membership effective August 2, 2021. Please click here to read a message from Business Manager Garth Bachman.

IBEW Local 48 Leadership

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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 five 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
Carole Jacobs
IBEW Local 48 Dispatcher Carole Jacobs has been an IBEW member for the past twenty years. During that time, she has spent time as both a journeyman wireman and foreman. Carole chose to join IBEW because of the excellent benefits the union offers and the security those benefits could provide for... 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
Kevin Jesequel
Membership Development
Membership Development Rep Kevin Jesequel has been a member of IBEW for the past 6 years. Previously, he served as Chair of the VOC from 2015-2016. After moving from Arizona to Oregon, Kevin found himself working next to a union plumber on several jobs. The more he learned about the union from his... 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
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
Donna Hammond
Business Rep
Public Sector Business Representative Donna Hammond, aka Brenda Sue, is proud to have been one of the first women accepted into the IBEW/NECA apprenticeship program back in 1978. Her class included just five female apprentices. She has been an IBEW member since 1979 and has held her current role... 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 24 years and has served in his current role for the past five. 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
Jenna Bazner
Business Representative
Having worked as both a shop steward and a foreman, the role of Business Representative--which she recently accepted --is Jenna Bazner’s most challenging and exciting. Jenna joined IBEW because the union offered good wages, great benefits, and a chance to do challenging work, something that... More
David Radtke
Business Representative
David Radtke has been an IBEW member since 2006. Prior to this role, David has also served as Foreman, GF, Election Teller, Picnic Volunteer, and Starlight Parade Volunteer. Obviously, staying involved is a priority! “My father worked as a union machinist for Freightliner, in Portland. I saw 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
Donna Marshall
Membership Services
Donna Marshall joined IBEW in 2001. She was initially hired as a Legal Assistant by Norman Malbin, who was at that time General Counsel. She moved into the hall’s front office in 2008. “Having a background with Norman made a huge difference in helping me understand the big picture at Local 48... More
Debbie Green
Membership Services
Debbie Green has worked for the IBEW for over 31 years, where she has helped thousands of members understand and get the most out of the many benefits the union offers. In that time, she has also worked with 9 different IBEW Local 48 business managers! “My proudest moment is when I’m able to... 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
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

Wayne Chow
David Jacobsen
Vice President
Kennitha Wade
Recording Secretary
John Sargent
Christina Daniels
John Wilson
Paul New
Steve Hussey
Jakob Juntunen
Kat Smith
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