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NALC President Fredric Rolando has appointed Region 13 Regional Administrative Assistant (RAA) Vada Preston to serve as that region’s national business agent (NBA), effective March 6. Preston replaces the retiring Tim Dowdy, a member of Virginia Beach, VA Branch 2819, who has served as Region 13’s NBA since January of 2005.
“We thank Tim for his decades of dedicated service to NALC members and we wish him a happy retirement,” Rolando said.
Preston, a U.S. Air Force veteran, joined NALC as a member of Tidewater Virginia Branch 247 in 1986. He served his branch as a shop steward and vice president, and he was elected branch president in 2003.
Preston also has worked as a shop steward trainer, as a Dispute Resolution team member, as an arbitration advocate and as a local business agent.
In 2005, NALC President William Young appointed Preston to be an RAA for Region 13, which serves NALC members in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.