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Monday, March 15th 

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Opening Remarks and IU Overview

Tim Driscoll, IU President

Financial Report

Bob Arnold, IU Secretary-Treasurer

Cyber Security for Unions

Kevin Baker, Director, Arete Cyber Strategy & Defense

Safety Report 

Jerry Sullivan, IU Executive Vice President

Liliana Calderon, IU Health and Safety Manager

CPWR Update 

Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director, CPWR

COVID-19 Update: Where We've Been, Where We're Going

Steven Markowitz, MD, DrPH, Commoner Center for Health and the Environment, Queens College, City University of New York

Legal Update 

Bridget O’Connor, IU General Counsel

2021 Economic Outlook 

Anirban Basu, CEO, Sage Policy Group

Collective Bargaining & Davis Bacon Report 

Michael Di Virgilio, IU Director, Collective Bargaining/Revenue Accounting

Trade Jurisdiction Report 

Carlos Aquin, IU Executive Vice President

IMI Update

Caryn Halifax, IMI/IMTEF President

Roy Ingraffia, IMI National Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Anthony DiPerna, IMTEF National Director of Apprenticeship & Training

Jonas Elmore, IMI National Job Corps Director

Elizabeth Kekeris, IMI Communications Director

Executive Council Resolution and Closing Remarks

Tim Driscoll, IU President

Tuesday, March 16th 

11:50 AM - 4:00 PM EST


Tim Driscoll, IU President

Membership Survey 

Ben Lazarus, Director of Research Solutions, TargetSmart

The Honorable Marty Walsh

Mayor of Boston, Secretary of Labor Nominee

Political and Legislative Report 

Jerry Sullivan, IU Executive Vice President

Jean-Paul Itz, IU Assistant to the President for Government Relations

Brian Kennedy, IU Director of Strategy, Policy, and Communications

The Honorable Patty Murray

United States Senator (D-WA) 

The Honorable Bobby Scott

United States Representative (D-VA) 

Pension Policy Update 

Kendra Isaacson, Senior Pensions Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on HELP

Kevin McDermott, Senior Labor Policy Advisor, U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce

International Pension Fund Update 

David Stupar, IPF Executive Director

International Health Fund/Health Policy Update 

Amber Brailer, IHF Assistant Director

Local Officers & Employees’ Pension Fund Update 

Gary Farrall, LOEPF Executive Director

MAP Report 

Dr. Karen Grear, Director, Member Assistance Program

Regional Reports & Local Roundtable 

Organizing Report 

Steve Nelms, IU Organizing Director


Tim Driscoll, IU President