Brothers & Sisters,
It is with mixed emotion that I wish to advise you of my decision to accept the current BNSF "buyout" offer and enter retirement. While I initially intended to complete the full term of office that I was fortunate enough to be elected to last year, recent events have influenced me otherwise. With that said, my last day as General Chairperson of this Committee will be March 11, 2016, after which First Associate Chairperson Mike Lapresta will assume those duties pending an election.
I consider it a privilege and an honor to be the first General Chairperson of the consolidated GO-001. Thank you for your foresight and support in assembling the largest General Committee this Organization has ever known, and I greatly appreciate all the support you have afforded our office since the merger. You remain in competent hands and I wish all of you the best.