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  • Officers & Staff
    President CWA
    Chris Shelton

    Christopher Shelton was elected president of the Communications Workers of America by acclamation by delegates to the union’s 75th convention on June 8, 2015.(*)

    Since 2005, he has been vice president of CWA District 1, representing 160,000 members in more than 300 CWA locals in New Jersey, New York and New England.  (*)

    Prior to his election as vice president, Shelton was assistant to the District 1 vice president, responsible for contract negotiations and the thousands of collective bargaining agreements covering District One members. (*)

    He served as the Verizon Regional Bargaining Chair in 2000 and 2003, and overall Chair of Verizon bargaining for CWA District 1, District 2-13, IBEW New Jersey and New England in 2008 and 2011.  He also chaired negotiations in New Jersey for 40,000 State Workers in 2008 and 2011.(*)

    Shelton started his union career when he went to work for New York Telephone in 1968 as an outside technician.  He was elected a CWA Local 1101 shop steward in 1968 and served Local 1101 in various positions until December 1988 when he joined the CWA national staff.(*)

    He is a native of the Bronx, N.Y.

    Secretary-Treasurer CWA
    Sara Steffens

    Sara Steffens was elected secretary-treasurer of the Communications Workers of America by delegates to the union’s 75th convention on June 8, 2015.(*)

    Most recently, she has been serving as secretary-treasurer of the NewsGuild-CWA, the CWA affiliate representing journalists and other news workers. As secretary-treasurer, she has been responsible for managing the Guild’s operating budget, its investments and other funds. She assists locals with fiscal and legal compliance and also serves on the NewsGuild’s collective bargaining and legal services committees.(*)

    A native of Minnesota, she has a journalism degree from Evergreen State College in Seattle, and beginning in 1999 worked as a reporter for nine years at the Contra Costa (California) Times. There, she successfully led her co-workers at the Times and other newspapers in the Bay Area to organize and join the Northern California Media Workers Guild, now called the Pacific Media Workers Guild.(*)

    She and 28 co-workers were fired by the Bay Area Newspaper Group in 2008 for their union activism but she continued to work with the NewsGuild and CWA, ultimately bargaining a first contract for workers at the newspaper group.

    Vice President CWA Telecommunications and Technologies
    Lisa Bolton


    (202) 434-1305

    The Telecommunications and Technologies sector represents members at ADT, AT&T (Legacy T), Avaya, CenturyLink, Frontier, Nokia, OFS (Atlanta & Sturbridge), and Windstream.

    Assistant to Vice President CWA Telecommunications and Technologies
    Ken Saether

    Vice President CWA Dist 3
    Richard Honeycutt

    (404) 296-5553

    Bridgette Collins Secretary to Vice-President Honeycutt

    Bills, Invoices, Accounting, Etc. for North and South Carolina

    Asst. to the Vice President
    Nick Hawkins


    Phyllis Jackson Secretary to Nick Hawkins





    Part Time Vouchers

    Membership Dues Back Up

    Grievances - BST & Mobility - North Carolina State Office and South Carolina State Office - Supporting Gene Redd Grievances 

    CWA Staff Representative - AT&T Mobility
    Kevin Kimber


    (407) 772-0266

    CWA Staff Representative - Lumen
    Isa Shabazz



    District 3

    Wesley (Wes) Kirby



    Vice President
    Shelly Castro



    Direct Reports

    Philip Laird - AT&T Unit Representative

    Terry Redmond - CenturyLink Unit Representative

    Mariluz Lopez


    Ron Tomlinson


    Lumen Unit Vice President
    Terry Redmond


    Chief Steward: Jeff Welch


    AT&T Unit Vice President
    Philip Laird


    Chief Steward: Mike Sikula

    Chief Steward
    Jeff Welch



    Mike Maldonado - Osceola County
    TBD (Volunteer Needed) - Lake/Sumter County
    Ron Tomlinson - Marion / Citrus / Levy County
    Jeff Welch - Marion / Citrus / Levy County
    Bobby Knapp - Orange County
    Terry Tabor - Seminole / Orange County
    Ron Washington -Seminole / Orange County
    Kevin Brown - Marion / Citrus / Levy County
    James Hancock - Lake/Sumter County

    Chief Steward
    Jessica Kruse



    Jankie Tikaprasad - 352-362-5523 - Jankie4142@cwa3176.org
    Karen Diorio – 352-215-6802 – KarenDiorio@cwa3176.org
    Pedro Huertas - 917-770-1287 – PedroHuertas@cwa3176.org
    Tabitha Pilgrim - 863-801-6282 - TabithaPilgrim@cwa3176.org
    Stephanie Crawford - 352-895-9579 - SCrawford@cwa3176.org
    Erica Durant - 352-286-7946 - EricaDurant@cwa3176.org
    William Cruz - 352-274-0049 - WilliamCruz62@cwa3176.org
    Robbie Fritz - 352-615-3660 - RobbieFritz@cwa3167.org
    Lisa McClanahan - 352-270-4472 - LisaMcClanahan@cwa3176.org
    David Keene - 352-208-1947 - DavidKeene@cwa3176.org

    Greg Douglas

    Years as President 2017 - 2020

    President Emeritus
    Mike Maldonado

    Mike Maldonado - Years as president 2014 - 2017

    President Emeritus
    Bob Campbell

    Bob Campbell - Years as President 2000 - 2014

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