IRON WORKERS DISTRICT COUNCIL
Officers & Staff
President
Chris McClain

Email:

Phone:
(425) 771-4766

Chris McClain has been a member of Local 86 since 1999 and graduated the Apprenticeship program in 2003. Since then, he worked as a JIW, Foreman and General Foreman.  Chris volunteered for the Local as a Local Union Trustee from 2006 – 2009. In 2009 he came to work as the Dispatcher for Local 86 and was elected as a Business Agent in 2012 and In 2015 took on the additional role of Political Director.  In 2018 Chris was elected as Business Manager of Local 86 Ironworkers and additionally, serves as 1st Vice President of the Pacific Northwest Ironworkers District Council.



President Emeritus
Steve Pendergrass


Brother Pendergrass was initiated as an apprentice member of Iron Workers Local 86, Seattle, WA in July 1981. He became a journeyman in 1984. Brother Pendergrass was elected as Vice President of Local 86 in 1997, and later as Executive Board member of the Local Union. He was elected as Local 86's Financial Secretary/Business Manager in 2000. In addition to his duties and responsibilities to Local 86, Brother Pendergrass was elected 2nd Vice President of the Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest in 2004. After serving four years in that position, he was elected 1st Vice President of the Pacific Northwest District Council. In July 2012, Brother Pendergrass was elected President of the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council. On December 1, 2013, Steve was appointed to the position of International General Organizer as the International Representative serving the Pacific Northwest District Council, including the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Wyoming, and Utah. In addition to his duties and responsibilities to the International Iron Workers, Brother Pendergrass also serves as President of the Pacific Northwest District Council.

He is extremely proud to follow in the footsteps of his father, Mike, and his grandfather, Dutch, as a third generation Iron Worker with Local 86.




President Emeritus
Ron Piksa


Phone:
rpiksa@iwintl.org

Ron was initiated into Local 114 (Tacoma, Wash.) on February 1, 1974 and gained journeyman status March 1, 1976. Brother Piksa received special recognition by General President John H. Lyons Jr. as outstanding apprentice to participate in the Bicentennial Celebration in Washington, D.C., June 29 through July 12, 1976. He has served as executive board member; recording secretary; president; JATC chairman; business manager/financial secretary-treasurer; and Pierce County Building Trades president. His membership was transferred into Local 86 (Seattle) on April 1, 1999. Ron was appointed general organizer in 1999; president of the Pacific Northwest District Council from 2000 until present; and elected chairman of the Pacific Northwest Retirement, Annuity and Apprenticeship Trust Funds in 2001. On March 20, 2011, General President Walter Wise appointed General Organizer Ron Piksa as general vice president. Effective January 1, 2014, General Vice President Ron Piksa was appointed general treasurer. General President Eric Dean appointed Ron Piksa general secretary effective July 1, 2015.


1st Vice President
Bob Korth

Email:

Phone:
(206) 248-4246

Robert “Bob” Korth initiated as an Apprentice member of Local 86 (Seattle) in June 1996 and became a Journeyman in 1999. Bob was elected President of Local 86 in 2006, and in 2013 was appointed Business Agent. He was re-elected to both positions each election year until he was appointed Financial Secretary/Business Manager of Local 86 January 2023. In addition, Bob has held the positions of Local 86 Trustee, Local 86 Examining Committee, Delegate to the PNW District Council, District Council Sergeant at Arms and NW Iron Workers Trustee.




Recording Secretary
Jason Fussell

Email:

Phone:
(503) 774-0777

Jason Fussell has been a member of Local 29 since 1998.  Starting, like all Ironworkers, as an apprentice, in four years earned journeyman status and then his career included General Foreman and Superintendent.  Th next "job" was Apprenticeship Instructor in 2009 and was promoted to Apprenticeship Coordinator in 2015.  Under Brother Fussell's leadership, the Local 29 Apprenticeship Program received recognition for edxceeding the "Key Perforance Indicators," a rare honor from the International Iron Workers Union. In January 2020 Jason became the Local 29 Business Manager and responsible for the over allo peration of the local, established in Portland in 1901.  It represents some 1,500 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. 




Sergant-At-Arms
James Wonnacott



Trustee
John Morse

Email:

Phone:
(509) 927-8288

Brother John Morse was initiated into Iron Workers Local 14, Spokane, Washington in 1988.  John is a second gerneration ironworkers.  In August 2011 he was hired as the Organizer for Local 14.  In 2013 he was appointed President of the local.  The following year Brother Morse was appointed to Financial Secretary-Treasurer and Business Manager.  He was then elected to those positions in Local 14.  


Trustee
Anthony Ladd


Brother Ladd began working iron at Griffard steel’s fabrication shop in Fairbanks Alaska in 2003 and went into the apprenticeship the next year.  Anthony came up through the ranks to work as a Journeyman Ironworker in April of 2006.  He has held more than a few positions in his career as an Ironworker, from Foreman to Superintendent, and Apprenticeship Instructor to Apprenticeship Coordinator.  Anthony held the role of Business Agent/Organizer before becoming the Business Manager/Financial Secretary Treasurer in 2019.  Anthony is a lifelong Alaskan that is married with three daughters, one son and one grandson.




Trustee
David Lloyd


David Lloyd, Local 27, joined the Ironworkers in 1993 and became a journeyman in January 1998. David has worked in all areas of the trade including rebar, structual, and wind farms.  Brother Lloyd was elected presidet of Local 27 in 2018 and then the FST/Business Managers the following year.  David enjoys playing golf, watching his kids play their sports, and being in the outdoors.


Financial Secretary/Treasurer
Laramie Lexow

Email:

Phone:
(503) 257-4743


Office Managr
Nadia Alireza

Email:

Phone:
425-771-4766



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