Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 26 have elected George Hogan and Tom Myers as business manager and president, respectively. The two men took over leadership of IBEW Local 26 late last summer.
Hogan is a 43-year member of IBEW and the fourth generation in his family to hold membership following his great-grandfather, grandfather and father, who is a former business manager. He graduated from the apprenticeship program in 1976. Throughout his career he worked on many well-known sites in Washington, D.C. including the Metro System, the U.S. Capitol and many monuments, including the Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and FDR Memorial.
“As the Local’s long time referral agent, I was fortunate to see firsthand what our members have done for the Local,” said Hogan. “My goal is to bring that passion and respect together in a cohesive package, for the betterment of every Local 26 member and family.”
Myers began his electrical construction career upon graduation from the apprenticeship in 2004. He spent years working for several of the region’s top electrical contractors. He then became a night instructor at the JATC and eventually full time instructor, positions he has held for the past 10 years.
“I would like to thank the members of Local 26 for the trust they offered me by electing me president of our great Local,” said Myers. “As president, I plan to grow the size of the union and bring a more familial feel back to our organization.”