Elected Leadership and Staff

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Office Location: 1415 Elm St. Knoxville, TN 37921
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3814 Knoxville, TN 37927
Office Telephone: (865) 329-0085
Toll Free: 877-CWA-3865
Email: mailto:fairness@ucw-cwa.org

(Photo: UCW Executive Board and staff after March 2014 Board meeting)

Officers and Executive Board Members

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Local President:  Dr. Diana Moyer (UTK,
Office of Research) 865-300-4297


Local Treasurer: Dr. Ron Foresta (UTK,
Department of Geography)


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Local Secretary: Scott Martindale
(MTSU, Facilities Services)

West Tennessee At-Large: Tony Patton
(UTHSC, Electrical Services)

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East TN At-Large: Francis Canedo
(Northeast State CC, Dep. of Spanish) 

Middle TN At-Large: Michael Kuley
(TTU, Water Center)

Policy and Campaigns Committee Members

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Memphis Vice-President: Thelma Jean Rimmer (University of Memphis, Building Services)

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Knoxville Vice-President: Elizabeth Owen (UTK, Undergraduate Admissions)

Melanie Barron, UT Knoxville
Jessica Buttermore, University of Memphis
Michelle Christian, UT Knoxville
Gabe Crowley, Pellissippi State CC
James Lobbins, Southwest TN CC
Anna Masson, UT Knoxville
Michael Principe, Middle TN State University
Heather Wilson, East TN State University








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Tom Smith
Lead Organizer
865-454-0241 or 1-877-292-3865


Cassie Watters

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Patrick Cate