BA in Journalism, University of Oregon. Formerly with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union (IBEW). Currently, Secretary-Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, AFL-CIO since 2009 (re-elected to another 4-year term in Oct. 2017). Serves on numerous boards such as the National Women's Law Center, AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, Jobs to Move America and Alliance for Retired Americans. Specializes in government affairs; labour-management partnerships; workforce development/training; energy and green jobs policies; women, work and family policy.