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  • Officers & Staff
    Business Manager
    Harry Lowenthal

    Phone:
    219-362-2119

    Harry was initiated into Local 531 in 1983

    Harry served on the Executive Board in

    Harry was elected Business Manager in 2017

    Harry has a nephew and retired brother who are members of IBEW Local 531




    Business Representative
    Jim Clarida
    Email:
    Phone:
    2193622119

    Jim Clarida has been a member of IBEW Local 531 since 1999

    Jim served on the Executive Board from 2008-2011

    Jim served as Recording Secretary from 2011-2014

    Jim served as President form 2014-2017

    Jim has worked on staff in the business office since 2014




    Membership Development
    Shawn Boren

    Phone:
    219-362-2119

    Shawn has been a member of IBEW Local 531 since 1996

    Shawn served on the Executive Board from 2014 - 2017

    Shawn has been on staff in the Local office since 2016




    President
    Gary Kohler


    Gary Kohler has been a member of IBEW Loal 531 since 1985

    He was elected President in June of 2017

    Gary also has 2 sons who are members of IBEW Local 531




    Vice President
    Don Hamann


    Don Hamann has been a member of IBEW Local 531 since 1993

    Don was elected Vice President in June of 2017

    Don also served as an Executive Board member from 2014 to 2017

    Don has a son, brother and nephew who are also members of IBEW Local 531




    Treasurer
    Robert "Buster" Kerkes


    Buster Kerkes has been a member of IBEW Local 531 since 1992

    Buster was elected Treasurer in June of 2017

    Buster also serves on the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee as a Trustee

    Buster also has a brother, a son and a nephew who are members of IBEW Local 531 and a father who retired from IBEW Local 531




    Recording Secretary
    Josh Payne


    Josh Payne has been a member of IBEW Local 531 since 2009

    Josh was elected as Recording Secretary in 2014 to 2017 and again in 2017 to 2020




    Executive Board
    Dan Ellis


    Dan Ellis has been a member of IBEW Local 531 since 1977

    Dan was elected to Executive Board in June of 2017

    Dan has a son, brother and nephew who are also members of IBEW Local 531




    Executive Board
    Gordon Brownlee


    Gordon Brownlee has been a member since 2013

    Gordon was elected to Executive Board in June of 2017

    Gordon also has a son that is also a member of IBEW Local 531




    Executive Board
    Tom Pahs


    Tom Pahs has been a member of IBEW Local 531 since 1997

    Tom was elected to Executive Board in June of 2017




    Executive Director
    Roland Hunter

    Phone:
    219-879-1090

    Roland Hunter has been a member of IBEW Local 531 since 1984

    Roland has been the Apprenticeship Director since 2000





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