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Ed and his beautiful wife, MaryAnne, live in Maryland and have two grown girls and two granddaughters. He has been a member of the IBEW since 1978 where he started as a Groundman out of IBEW LU 196. Ed served an Apprenticeship in the early 1980’s through American Line Builders Apprenticeship and Training program. Traveled to IBEW LU 193 in 1990 worked as a lineman for five years and then was appointed Assistant Business Manager/Organizer and worked six years for IBEW LU 193. Traveled back in 2001 to Northern Illinois to IBEW LU 196 worked for four days as a lineman and was asked to work for the LU as the Organizer and there were some issues with the Business Manager and the International removed the Business Manager, the Executive Board voted unanimously for me to be the Business Manager/Financial Secretary sixty days later. He then served three terms as Business Manager/Financial secretary and received a phone call from President Ed Hill and asked to work in the Construction and Maintenance Department under Director Jerry Westerholm. Ed was appointed as an International Representative in 2009 and have been in the DC office for nine years.