Delegates of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division convention have elected the first female member of the union’s Executive Board, Staci Moody Gilbert. Gilbert has been a member of the BMWED for more than 20 years and is currently the chairwoman of the Burlington System Division. This is the first time in the union’s 127-year history that a woman has been elected to the board.
“Our delegates, who come from all over the country, gave Sister Gilbert a strong vote and we are proud to have her join the Board,” said Fred Simpson, the President of the BMWED. Simpson was re-elected for a four-year term today.