Marie Harper, Office Manager & Bookkeeper
Prior to joining Local 174 in 2008, Marie was a bookkeeper for over ten years in the retail/service industry. The story of how she ended up working at Teamsters Local 174 is actually quite funny: she most recently worked for a company whose office is conveniently located next door to the Teamsters, and she enjoyed taking a walk through 174’s parking lot during breaks. She found the people coming and going at the Teamster Building to be quite friendly, many of them giving her an encouraging comment or stopping to say “Hi.” One day she ran into Local 174 Senior Business Agent Tim Allen, who asked her, “By any chance, are you a bookkeeper?” Local 174’s previous bookkeeper had moved on to a new job. The timing to make a change was perfect for Marie, and she is very excited to be with Local 174 now, and to get the chance to learn more about the Teamsters and to meet with the members of this Local!
Laurie Wood, Dispatcher, Construction, Hiring Hall Coordinator
Laurie’s career at Local 174 began as the Administrative Assistance to the Secretary-Treasurer in 2004. In 2008, she transferred over to being the Union Dispatch Coordinator for the Heavy Construction Industry. She feels that it is a privilege and an honor to work for the members of Local 174. Prior to her employment at the Teamsters, she spent nearly 15 years driving cross country as an Owner/Operator running the lower 48 states.
Laurie loves her position and is never too busy to assist the members or answer questions. Simply stop by the dispatch office located directly across the hall from the main front office to meet her and find out more about what she does.
Carol McNeilly, Executive Assistant
Carol was hired in March 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. Her previous work experience includes 14 years in City Government, serving as City Clerk and Deputy City Clerk for two Washington municipalities. She is happy to be working at Local 174 and has met some great people in the time that she has been here. One thing she has noticed about the individuals who work in this field is the shared interest in helping others. This is something Carol enjoys as well, helping both internal and external customers in her role.
Renee Sullivan, Clerical Office Staff
Renee is a graduate from Arizona State University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Public Service & Public Policy. She is new to the Membership position here at Teamsters Local 174 and feels very blessed to work somewhere where her degree can be most effective and put to good use. She comes from a large Teamster family where she was able to see from a very young age the importance of protecting members and fighting for workers’ rights. She is excited to follow in her family’s footsteps of working for the Teamsters and assisting the members of Local 174.
Jennifer Holland, Clerical Office Staff
Jennifer joined the Local 174 staff in November 2016. For the past nine years, she worked for an Appliance Distributor on the order desk, and prior to that she spent eleven years as a waitress at a Country Club. She comes from a long history of customer service and enjoys working with people. She is excited to be working at Local 174 and looks forward to meeting and getting to know all of the great Teamster members.
Jamie Fleming, Communications Specialist
Jamie graduated from Georgetown University in 2007 with a degree in International Business and Finance. She immediately went to work for the IBT headquarters in Washington, DC as a Financial Analyst. In 2012, she moved to the Seattle area and continued in her role as a Teamster financial analyst, but began working out of an office in Local 174. After four years as the “stepchild” of the Local and many, many accusations of being an IBT spy, Jamie defected over to the Local 174 staff in January of 2017.
Her role as Communications Specialist includes being the webmaster of www.teamsters174.net, writing content for the site, taking pictures, running the Local 174 Facebook page, and designing and producing the Local’s flyers and communications with the membership. She speaks English, French, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. She is extremely excited to have been officially adopted into the Local 174 family, and cannot wait to explore the incredible potential of her position to help Local 174 connect with its membership.
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