Rome Aloise is the Secretary-Treasurer of Local 853 in Oakland, Calif. and President of Joint Council 7 in San Francisco. He has been a Teamster since 1967. He was hired as an organizer by the Western Conference of Teamsters in 1975, and was soon elected as an officer of Local 853 in 1977. He has served as International Representative, Special Assistant to the General President, and Western Region Vice President. He was elected a Vice President At-Large in December 2011. He is the Director of the Teamsters Dairy Conference and the Food Processing Division. Additionally, he is the chairman of the largest Teamsters health and welfare fund in Northern California. He serves as a trustee and the union chairperson on the Investment Committee for the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund, and also chairs a multi-union, multi-employer 401(k) trust fund. He has been a multi-term member of the Board of Directors for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.