As you are already aware, Ryan Reithel has been plucked from his Business Manager position of the I.B.E.W. Local 697 to become the newest member of the leadership team of the sixth district. I think this is bitter-sweet news for most of us. Certainly, we believe that the International could not have made a better choice and that Ryan will do the same stellar job in his new position as he did as Business Manager. We are equally convinced that he will continue to rise through the ranks. But selfishly, we will miss his insight, compassion, wit, laughter, and kind spirit in our daily lives. Congratulations Ryan, you are going to rock it!

Joree, congratulations on talking the helm. We are sure that you will do an excellent job as Business Manager and Trustee and will continue reaching for and attaining the goals and objectives that you, Nick and Ryan established four short years ago.