Officers & Boards



kasper-staffmugPresident Bobby Kasper

Robert “Bobby” Kasper was elected President of the Saint Paul Regional Labor Federation by delegates in October 2009. Kasper previously served as the RLF’s Secretary-Treasurer. Kasper is a member of Laborers Local 563, based in the Twin Cities. He also serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Saint Paul Building & Construction Trades Council, and he is a member of the Minnesota AFL-CIO General Board.

Since being elected Regional Labor Federation president, Kasper has focused on building a more unified organization by growing its membership and supporting union organizing campaigns. The federation also has taken an active role in local, state and federal elections, working to elect candidates who value the work union members do.

Executive Vice President

Perry Schmidt, National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 28


Bernadine Engeldorf, Minnesota Nurses Association


Jennifer Guertin, AFSCME Council 5

Vice Presidents/Labor Assembly Chairs

• Washington County Assembly: Brian Beedle, Carpenters Local 87
• Dakota County Assembly: Connie Beissel, National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 9
• Ramsey County Assembly: Theresa St. Aoro, AFSCME Council 5
• Chisago County Assembly: Michael Madden, Machinists Local Lodge 112


Roy Magnuson, Saint Paul Federation of Teachers
Rick Magler, Saint Paul Pipefitters Local 455
Don Mullin, Saint Paul Building & Construction Trades Council



Executive Board

(At Large)
Bob DeRoy, Machinists District Lodge 77
Mike Dreyer, United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1189
Wade Luneburg, UNITE HERE Local 17
Dorothy Maki-Green, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005
Jamie McNamara, Electricians Local 110
Dave Monsour, Operating Engineers Local 70
Keith Niemi, SEIU Local 284
Mary Sansom, Machinists Local 1833
Paul Slattery, Teamsters Local 120
Rick Varco, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota

(Minnesota AFL-CIO Geographical Representatives)
John Ewaldt, AFSCME Local 8
Jennifer Guertin, AFSCME Council 5
Deb Haugen, Minnesota Nurses Association
Richard Magler Jr., Pipefitters Local 455
Roy Magnuson, Saint Paul Federation of Teachers
Tom McCarthy, Plumbers Local 34
Mike Hoppe, IBEW Local 23
Gerard Parzino, United Steelworkers

Gerald Beedle, Minnesota AFL-CIO Retirees Council

Committee on Political Education (COPE)

(at large, also includes Executive Board members)
Rasha Ahmad Sharif, SEIU Healthcare MN
Craig Angrimson, Operating Engineers Local 49
Tom Edwards, APWU St. Paul
Mark Krey, SEIU Local 284
Bob Mayer, St. Paul Retirees Council
Philip Qualy, UTU Minnesota
Bob RyanUnited Steelworkers Local 264
Josh Wise, Twin Cities Musicians Union Local 30-73

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