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Dehart reelected NS-Northern Lines/CFE General Chairman

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 22 — Dewayne L. Dehart was reelected to his second term as General Chairman of the BLET’s Norfolk Southern-Northern Lines/CF&E General Committee of Adjustment at the GCA’s quadrennial meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., September 30-October 2, 2017.

Brother Dehart, a Norfolk Southern locomotive engineer, is a member of BLET Division 548 in Peru, Ind. He has held continuous membership in the BLET since February 1, 2001. In 2009, he was elected 4th Vice General Chairman of the NS-Northern GCA, and was elected General Chairman in 2013.

Also elected were: 1st Vice Chairman Robert W. Peters, Division 537 (Fort Wayne, Ind.); 2nd Vice Chairman Jason S. Shannon, Division 86 (Moberly, Mo.); 3rd Vice Chairman Anthony L. Cerimele, Division 234 (Columbus, Ohio); 4th Vice Chairman Patrick M. Redmond, Division 607 (Cleveland, Ohio); and Secretary-Treasurer Brian E. Mills, Division 273 (Conneaut, Ohio). Elected to serve as Alternate officers were: 1st Alternate Vice General Chairman Rodney P. Kanous, Division 348 (Elkhart, Ind.); 2nd Alternate Vice General Chairman Christopher R. Seyer, Division 4 (Toledo, Ohio); and Alternate Secretary-Treasurer Paul L. Forman, Division 548 (Peru, Ind.).

Elected to serve as Trustees were: Ryan M. Morris, Division 2 (Jackson, Mich.); Lonnie E. Schindley, Division 447 (Bellevue, Ohio); and William P. Wolfe IV, Division 106 (Muncie, Ind.). The following Alternate Trustees were elected: Bill D. Crisp, Division 155 (Decatur, Ill.); Fred J. Eyer, Division 54 (Port Jervis, N.Y.); and Ralph J. Fortner Jr., Division 155 (Decatur, Ill.).

National Vice President Rick Gibbons represented the National Division at the meeting.

“Congratulations to Brother Dehart and all the officers of the Norfolk Southern-Northern Lines General Committee of Adjustment,” BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce said. “I thank them for their dedicated service and for their ongoing efforts to secure a stronger future for our Brotherhood.”

The Norfolk Southern-Northern Lines/CF&E General Committee of Adjustment represents approximately 3,500 active and retired members in 29 different Divisions.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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