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June 01, 2015
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Officers & Staff Info

EXECUTIVE BOARD (Governance)

Executive Secretary
Al Ekblad (IUOE)

Al Ekblad was raised in a union household. His father was a member of the Operating Engineers Local #49, and his mother was a member of the Minnesota Education Association. He worked his way through college as a ranch hand, production paint sprayer, carpenter, bouncer and library resource clerk.  He graduated from Montana State University with a Political Science degree.

Al Ekblad’s career in labor has spanned twenty four years including working as a union pipeline and highway laborer. He also served as a Director of a Labor/Management Committee and later worked as a Union Organizer for the Operating Engineers Local #400. He has been a member of the Laborers Union Locals #254, #1334, and #1686 through his employment at the Montana State AFL-CIO.  During his 17 years as staff with the MT AFL-CIO, Ekblad worked as political campaign staff, worker training coordinator, and Staff Director.

In 2009 he was elected to the Executive Board of the Montana State AFL-CIO. Later that same year he was elected President of the Central Montana Central Labor Council. In May of 2011, Al Ekblad was elected by unanimous vote as the Executive Secretary of the Montana State AFL-CIO.

Al is married with two sons. Karla Ekblad is a 20 year member of the Montana Public Employees Association.  Ekblad is as dedicated a family man as he is a labor leader. He believes that working families are at their best when they have access to good benefits in the workplace and social justice in the political system.




Phone:
406-442-1708
President
Tammy Pilcher (MEA-MFT)

Vice President-Treasurer
Quint Nyman (MPEA)

Phone:
406-459-0690
District 1 Board Member
Fran Marceau (UTU)

Phone:
406-837-2518
District 2 Board Member
Jacquie Helt (SEIU Healthcare 775NW)

District 3 Brd Member
John Forkan (UA)

Phone:
406-494-3051
District 4 Board Member
Doug Neil (IAFF)

Phone:
406-899-0246
District 5 Board Member
Kim Rickard (LiUNA)

Phone:
406-442-1441
District 6 Board Member
Darrell Johnson (USW)

District 7 Board Member
Amy Hauschild (MNA)

At-Large Board Member
Keith Allen (IBEW)

Phone:
406-442-3185
At-Large Board Member
Jerry Rukavina (MEA-MFT)

Phone:
406-727-5040
At-Large Board Member
DeeDe Baker (MPEA)

STAFF

Political/COPE Director
Chris Cavazos

Phone:
406-442-1708
Communications Director
Bob Funk

Phone:
406-461-6787
Executive Assistant to the Executive Secretary
Lorri Nisbet

Email:

 
 
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