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NALC president appoints trustee and national business agent

Javier BernalPresident Fredric Rolando has appointed Javier Bernal as national business agent (NBA) for Region 10 (New Mexico and Texas) to fill the vacancy left by Kathy Baldwin, who is retiring. His appointment is effective May 14.

After serving in the Navy from 1978 to 1982, Bernal joined the Postal Service as a clerk in 1983. He switched to the letter-carrier craft in 1988 and became a steward in 1991. In 2007, Bernal was certified as a member of the dispute resolution team (DRT) and became an arbitration advocate. He also served on the route count and inspection team for Houston-area offices. Bernal graduated from Leadership Academy Class 7 in 2009. Later that year, when Baldwin was appointed to be Region 10 NBA, President Rolando appointed Bernal to replace her as regional administrative assistant (RAA). He held this position until his appointment as NBA.

Mack JulionAlso, President Rolando has appointed Chicago Branch 11 President Mack I. Julion as a national trustee to fill the vacancy left by Randall Keller, who retired. His appointment is effective May 21.

Julion joined the Postal Service as a letter carrier in 1997. He became a steward in 2001 and was elected sergeant-at-arms and auditor of Branch 11 in 2005. Julion also is
an arbitration advocate and intervention specialist. He graduated from Leadership Academy’s Class 2 in 2006. In 2008, then-NALC president William H. Young appointed Julion to the post of regional administrative assistant (RAA) for Region 3 (Illinois). The next year, Branch 11 elected Julion as branch president.