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Hellman to retire; Rolando to appoint Stewart

Brian Hellman, director of the NALC Health Benefit Plan, announced that he will retire after the 71st Biennial Convention in Detroit in July.

Hellman, a member of New York City Branch 36, was first elected health benefits director in 2010 during the 67th Biennial Convention in Anaheim, CA. He also served as NALC director of safety and health, director of life insurance and national business agent (NBA) for Region 15 (New York, northern New Jersey, western Connecticut, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands).

“Brian has served our union in so many ways, and his contributions have been invaluable,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “We wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Rolando will appoint Stephanie Stewart to fill the remainder of Hellman’s term. Stewart is currently a regional administrative assistant (RAA) for Region 5 (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas).

A member of Central Iowa Merged Branch 352, Stewart began her letter carrier career in Des Moines, IA, in 1995. She served in many roles for the union, including Branch 352 president and Iowa State Association vice president, before Rolando appointed her as RAA in 2015. Stewart graduated from Leadership Academy Class 9 in May 2010.

“Join me in welcoming Stephanie to the NALC Health Benefit Plan,” Rolando said. “Stephanie will continue the health plan’s tradition of offering excellent benefits at reasonable costs.”