Meet the team staffing our new Member Connection Center.
Brian Harris - born and raised in Whatcom County, most recently was a management analyst with the Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises. As a joint law and MBA graduate, Brian brings a wealth of experience to the Member Connections Center. He is excited about advocating for the rights of WFSE members.
Brent Reed - was born in Orofino, Idaho and graduated from Clarkston (Wash.) High School. He spent four years in the United State Marines (mostly in Okinawa, Japan). After his tour, he got married, worked first as a heating and air conditioning technician and then in pipefitting and welding. He and his family moved to Washington where he started working for DSHS/JRA at Green Hill School. Brent became highly active in the union as a shop steward, local grievance committee, executive board, Policy Committee, and helped organize the Language Access Providers.
Emily Wiant - comes to WFSE after completing her master’s in public administration at Portland State University, where she specialized in human resources and labor relations. While working as a graduate assistant in the Center for Public Service, Emily helped organize the certification of the Graduate Employee Union (GEU). Following the successful authorization card drive, Emily served on the executive council and bargaining team, where she assisted with GEU’s membership organizing, capacity building, contract negotiations, and organizational policy.
Paul Zurek - may be a familiar name to members in the Tacoma and Seattle areas. He started as a member activist while working as support staff at DSHS. By volunteering for political action, leadership training, and community engagement he transitioned to a career with our Union. Training and professional development has allowed him to promote from support staff to Council Representative. Politics, organizing, representation, administration, and customer service are all in his wheelhouse. He is passionate about the rights of workers and is grateful to our union for giving him a professional outlet for that passion.
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