Executive Board (Two Year Terms 2012-2014, Elected October 26, 2011)
Co-Presidents: Lori LaConta, Arbitrator & Mediator
1st Vice President: Pat Flynn, Attorney
2nd Vice President: Lee Medley, USW Local 13-000001
3rd Vice President: Caroline Shell Holder, Dynegy, Inc.
Secretary/Treasurer: Maretta Comfort Toedt, Arbitrator/Mediator
Recorder: Lynn Gomez, Arbitrator
Directors (Three Year Terms 2012-2015, Elected October 26, 2011)
1. Angela DeSilva – Spectra Energy Corp.
2. Joe Pyner – Chevron
1. Bernie Middleton – Labor & Employment Attorney
2. Charlie Singletary – International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 564
3. Mark Baker – United Association of Pipefitters, Local 211
1. Mark Sherman – Arbitrator & Mediator
2. Lisa Guttshall – Arbitrator & Mediator
3. Paul Chapdelaine – Arbitrator
1. J. D. Harris – FMCS
2. Jennifer Ortiz - EEOC
3. Dean Owens – NLRB
Diane Dunham Massey – Liaison with National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA)
The Greater Houston Labor and Employment Relations Association has been affiliated with the National LERA since 1977. The 32-member chapter meets three times a year. The chapter's Executive Board consists of 12 people: 3 from Management; 3 from Labor; 3 from Education/Neutrals; and 3 from Government.
The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) is the singular organization in the country where professionals interested in all aspects of labor and employment relations come together to share ideas and learn about new developments, issues, and practices in the field. Founded in 1947 as the Industrial Relations Research Association (IRRA), the National LERA provides a unique forum where the views of representatives of labor, management, government and academics, advocates and neutrals are welcome. Today, LERA constituencies include professionals in the areas of academic research and education, compensation and benefits, human resources, labor and employment law, labor and management resources, labor markets and economics, public policy, training and development, and union administrations and organizing.
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2013 Membership Year
1/1/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual dues are $10 for regular membership, $5 for students and retirees, and $100 for organizations, and are payable to "LERA Greater Houston Chapter". Membership year runs from January 1 through December 31. Please mail your dues to Chapter Contact below, or pay online.
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Maretta Comfort Toedt
Secretary, Greater Houston Chapter, LERA
3107 Georgetown Street
Houston, TX 77005-3031
Phone: (713) 667-8988
Fax: (713) 665-2978