The July Advisory Council meeting in Reno marked the end of an era for two longtime Local 1245 staffers.
Senior Assistant Business Manager Jenny Marston bid the union farewell after eight years on staff, and announced her decision to move to Portland to be closer to her family.
“As I look back on these past eight years, I am struck by how many fond memories I have and will treasure for years to come,” Marston told the union leaders and staff. “Local 1245 will never be far from my thoughts. See you in Portland!”
Staff Attorney Alex Pacheco will be stepping in to fill Marston’s role as the chief in-house legal advisor, and Bryan Carroll will be taking over Marston’s duties as the senior staffer in charge of all things clerical for PG&E.
After 26 years on staff, Communications Director Eric Wolfe also said his goodbyes at the Reno meeting and began his foray into retirement. As one of his last official duties as Communications Director and de facto historian, he shared his unique and compelling Local 1245 union history presentation, where he emphasized the ups, the downs, and the various styles of hats that mark 1245’s storied past.
“It’s been a pleasure to work here, and to work for Tom Dalzell. He’s probably the best negotiator there is, and he’s a a great boss to work for … But there is one issue I have with Tom; he never wears a hat. I’ll have to continue to work with him to develop that skillset,” Wolfe joked to the Advisory Council.
Upon his retirement in September, communications staffer Rebecca Band stepped in to Wolfe’s position as Communications Director.