Over 100 New Members Sworn in at Ceremony
On July 15, IBEW 11’s newly elected officers took the oath of office before a crowd of over 250 members and their families at the Pasadena Convention Center.
IBEW International Representative Dave Jones swore in the new officers, executive board, and examining board members before the union’s regularly scheduled monthly in-person meeting. Newly Re-Elected President Gaylord “Rusty” Roten presided over the swearing in of more than 100 new Local 11 members.
Joël Barton has been elected to a new term as Business Manager/Financial and Roten will serve a new term as the union’s president. They are joined by Vice President Eric Brown and Recording Secretary Christine Austria-Lozoya, the first woman in the local’s history to be elected to that office. (See the Q&A with Austria-Lozoya on pg. 3). Jaime Sanchez is the newly-elected Treasurer.
Local 11 voters chose Tom Sterrett, Benjamin Frank, John Harriel, Jr., Gus Alfaro, Crystal Herrera, Armando Gutierrez, Diego Gomez, Jr. for the Guild’s Executive Board. Manny Solis, Luis Corona, Robert Diaz, Joseph P. Cervantes and Joel Greenfield have been elected to the Local 11 Examining Board.
Convention delegates are Eric J. Brown, Larry D. Caldwell, Shomari Davis, Jaime Sanchez, Robert Corona, Dave Grabowski, Gus Alfaro, Christine Austria-Lozoya, Armando Gutierrez and Tommy Faavae. “I am honored at the trust the voters have placed in me and the rest of our outstanding leadership team,” said Barton. “Working in partnership with our talented staff and member volunteers, I expect this team to accomplish great things for the hard-working brothers and sisters of IBEW Local 11 over the next three years and beyond.”