Leadership

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Officers

About President Renne

Mr. Renne is president of UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO and vice president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, representing 1.3 million members in North America.

As president, Mr. Renne is responsible for negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements on behalf of 10,000 Local 1994 members with the Montgomery County Government and more than five other employers throughout Maryland. He also serves on the executive boards of various labor and political organizations, as well as serving as the vice chair of the Montgomery County Board of Investment Trustees. Mr. Renne holds a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.

About S-T Blackwell-Brown

Lisa Blackwell-Brown has her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Dayton, and her law degree from Widener University School of Law (J.D). She also graduated from Wayne State University with a LL. M. in Labor and Employment Law. Before coming to work full time at UFCW Local 1994, she worked at Legal Aid in Baltimore, representing abused and neglected children.

Ms. Blackwell-Brown lived in Quito, Ecuador for four years teaching English to attorneys and honing her Spanish-speaking skills, becoming fluent.

She returned to work at Local 1994 in 2013 after having interned over her summers prior to law school.

Currently, she is the Secretary-Treasurer for the Local and the field representative for public safety, which includes Sheriffs, Cumberland City Police and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She served as Recorder from December 2020 until her election as Secretary-Treasurer in September 2021.

About Recorder Titus

Lisa graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice in 2008. She worked in the judicial system after graduating until she switched careers in July 2015 when she joined the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) as a Deputy Sheriff. It was in the Sheriff’s Office that she was introduced to Local 1994 MCGEO and quickly became a shop steward. She advocated for her colleagues and fellow MCGEO brothers and sisters. In November 2021, Lisa joined the staff of Local 1994 MCGEO. She currently serves the role of Deputy Sheriff for the MCSO and Recorder and Field Services Representative for MCGEO.

Executive Board

Melba Chavarria

Vice President

Michael Trigiani

Vice President

Thomas Coulter

Vice President

Joe Dickson

Vice President

Ja Rowe

Vice President

Audra Dugue

Vice President

Kevin Smith

Vice President

Cassandra Harper

Vice President

John Smoak

Vice President

Staff

Amy Millar

Special Assistant to the President | Legislative Affairs

Service Areas:

HOC

Raymun Lee

Special Assistant to the President Organizing | Field Operations

Service Areas:

Department of Transportation | Alcohol Beverage Services

Ryan Conlon

Senior Representative

Service Areas:

Service Area: HHS | Athena

John Barry

Senior Representative

Service Areas:

Service Area: MNCPPC, MoCo & PG | PGCMLS | Annapolis Bus Company | RE Wilson

Thomas Coulter

Union Vice President

Service Areas:

Department of General Services (Fleet) | Ride-On | Fire & Rescue

John Kilker

Senior Representative | Legislative Assistant

Service Areas:

MoCo Libraries | Environmental Protection | Human Rights Commission | Board of Election | Consumer Protection | Community Use of Public Facilities | MC311 | Finance | Procurement | Emergency Mgt./Homeland Security | Recreation | Progressive Maryland

Stephen Miller

Union Representative

Service Areas:

Service Area: HHS

Rosa Ortiz

Union Representative

Service Areas:

Service Area: Silver Spring/Wheaton Urban District

Steve Valentich

Union Representative

Service Areas:

PGCMLS

Michelle Weis

Executive Assistant to the President

Shaconda Monk

Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer & Membership Coordinator

Ronnie Traina

Administrative Assistant