|Meet Your 332 Officers Elected June 5, 2020|
Old & New Guard to Carry on Tradition
We would like to thank the membership for re-electing us as your business manager and president. Congratulations to all of our new officers, delegates, and examining board members. It’s exciting to see both familiar and new faces. This ensures the successful continuation of our union and our traditions of excellence and innovation. We are both featured in other parts of the newsletter and wanted to give space for the other officers. We look forward to serving and encourage you all to get involved.
– Dan & Javier
Dan Romero: Vice President/Assistant Business Manager
Dan was reelected to a second term in his role. He has been with the IBEW since 1992. “Thanks to the IBEW, I’ve had a good career,” he said. “I’ve worked as an apprentice all the way to general foreman, and have been an organizer, instructor, and training center director.
“My priorities are launching the new training center and ensuring 332 pensions are sustainable. I also help members resolve job site and payroll issues; answer questions about pension and medical; and help younger members navigate the world of the IBEW. One thing I try to do every day is give back and remember that the organization is its people. 332 members work hard and value health care, pension, dignity at work. I thank you for your confidence, and I’ll do my best not to let you down.
“When not at work, I’m playing golf or spending time with my family. Anyone who knows me knows I have a beautiful wife, two beautiful adult daughters, and two grandchildren.”
Ryan Serene: Recording Secretary
Ryan is new to his role, but served on the 332 e-board for a term. He’s been with the Local since 2005 when he started his apprenticeship. “I got into the trades because I wanted something that was physical, intellectual, and well-paid,” said Ryan. “I was propelled into the middle class and want to give back to the union for future generations.
“The recording secretary role aligns with my skills and passions. I fundamentally believe that information should be accessible and understandable, especially during COVID or when people can’t attend meetings. I hope to pique your interest so you want to get more involved. If each member gave 10 hours a year, we’d have 37,000 hours of political action or community service. That’s visibility which can’t be ignored.”
Ryan is Bay Area native, and in his free time he enjoys being outdoors hiking, camping, or backpacking on the coast or in the Sierras.
Craig Tomasello: Treasurer
Craig is a brand new officer and has been with the Local since his apprenticeship 18 years ago. His grandfather was a 50-year member and introduced him to the trade. “My passion is HVAC controls,” said Craig. “It makes you think, and I love the challenge.
“As your treasurer, I will ensure there’s checks and balances, so that members know there’s integrity around how union dues are being spent. I’m also going to work to get more members involved in the union. We’ve seen an incredible uptick in participation, and I want to see even more of our members step up and shine. You get to know your union brothers and sisters; it’s like a family, and we take care of each other.”
Craig grew up mostly in San Jose and is a big Sharks fan. He has a wife, an 18-month-old, and three dogs. He enjoys many hobbies. “I like to work with my hands, whether it’s circuitry, digging the dirt in the garden, or chopping veggies for a fine meal.”