• April 25, 2019
  • Officers & Staff Info
    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
    Lew Ellingson (202) 434-1301 (202) 434-1308
    Assistant to Vice President
    Shonita Roy (202) 434-9519 (202) 434-1308
    Administrative                              Secretary to Vice President
    Martha Flagge (202) 434-1291 (202) 434-1308
    CWA Representative
    Ruth Marriott (202) 434-1303 (202) 434-1308
    CWA Representative
    Isa Shabazz (202) 434-1296 (202) 434-1308
    CWA Representative

    (202) 434-1305
    Vice President CWA Dist 3

    Richard Honeycutt
    NICK HAWKINS (404) 296-5553 (404) 299-6165
    Assistant to the Vice President
    BOOKER T. LESTER (404) 296-5553 (404) 299-6165
    Administrative Director
    THELMA DUNLAP (404) 296-5553 (404) 299-6165
    Administrator Director
    JOHN L. QUINN (404) 296-5553 (404) 294-1785
    District Counsel
    SHEILA WILLIAMS-CAIN (404) 296-5553 (404) 299-6165
    CWA Organizing Coordinator

    (404) 296-5553
    CWA Representative - AT&T Retail

    Kevin Kimber

    (407) 772-0266
    CWA Representative - CenturyLink & AT&T Call Centers

    Bill Eberhardt

    Secretary Rena Munoz 407-772-0266

    404-296-5553 ext 233

    Greg Douglas

    Executive Vice President

    Wesley Kirby

    Direct Reports

    Shelly Castro - AT&T Unit Representative

    James Hancock - CenturyLink Unit Representative

    Acting Treasurer Local 3176
    Kevin Goins

    Ken Gritt

    AT&T Unit Representative

    Shelly Castro


    Mariluz Lopez/Philip Laird/Jessica Kruse - Chief Stewards

    Mariluz Lopez MariluzLopez@cwa3176.org 352-203-0911 Chief Steward
    Jessica Kruse JessicaKruse@cwa3176.org 352-497-8351 Chief Steward
    Philip Laird PhilipLaird@cwa3176.org 352-812-7252 Chief Steward
    Lisa McClanahan LisaMcClanahan@cwa3176.org 352-270-4472  Ocala Store/CC
    Michael Beck MichaelJayBeck@cwa3176.org 352-875-0440 Ocala Call Center
    Robbie Fritz RobbieFritz@cwa3176.org 352-615-3660 Ocala Call Center
    Tabitha Pilgrim TabithaPilgrim@cwa3176.org 863-801-6282 Ocala Call Center
    Jankie Tikaprasad Jankie4142@cwa3176.org 352-362-5523 Ocala Call Center
    Karen Diorio KarenDiorio@cwa3176.org 352-215-6802   Ocala Call Center
    Gaela Hooks GiGiHooks@cwa3176.org 352-209-8294 Ocala Call Center
    Erica Durant EricaDurant@cwa3176.org 352-286-7946 Ocala Call Center
    William Cruz WilliamCruz62@cwa3176.org 352-274-0049 Ocala Call Center
    David Keene DavidKeene@cwa3176.org 352-208-1947 Ocala Call Center
    Stephanie Crawford SCrawford@cwa3176.org 352-229-4134 Offline Team
    Judith Rhymer JudithRhymer@cwa3176.org 352-857-6220 Research Analyst 

    CenturyLink Unit Representative

    James Hancock

    Avon Park District Stewards
    Mike Maldonado - Chief Steward
    Russell Clark - Osceola County
    Terry Redmond - Osceola County
    David Tillquist - Osceola County
    Kevin Goins - Osceola County

    Ocala District Stewards
    Joe Walter - Chief Steward
    Chris Innes - Citrus County
    Mark Rainwater - Lake/Sumter County
    Matt Skirvin - Training TBD Marion/Levy County
    Ron Tomlinson - Marion/Levy County
    Jeff Welch - Training TBD Marion/Levy County

    Winter Garden Stewards
    Art Turnas - Chief Steward
    William Cruz Jr. - South Lake / Orange County
    Scott Delaney - Orange County
    Ken Gritt - Training TBD Orange County
    Rick Hartzell - Training TBD Orange County
    Bobby Knapp - Orange County
    Dustin Kress - Orange County

    Winter Park Stewards
    Kevin Baum - Chief Steward
    John Baranska - Seminole / Orange County
    Scotty Peebles - Seminole / Orange County
    Terry Tabor - Seminole / Orange County
    Ron Washington - Training TBD - Seminole / Orange County

    President Emeritus
    Former Presidents

    Mike Maldonado - Years as president 2014 - 2017

    Bob Campbell - Years as President 2000 - 2014

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