Terry Lansing, financial secretary of Portland-based Bakers Local 114, has been elected to the General Executive Board of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. He is the first person from Local 114 to ever serve in such a capacity. He succeeds Donna Scar-ano, president of Oakland, Calif., Bakers Local 125, who announced her retirement at the General Executive Board held in San Francisco the last week of March.
Lansing, 62, was asked to fill the Region 6 vacancy by International President David Durkee. “He called and asked if I would be interested in a seat on the board, and I accepted,” Lansing told the Labor Press.
Lansing will have to run for a full four-year term at the next international union convention, which is in July 2014. The board is comprised of three representatives from six districts, plus the international union president and secretary-treasurer.
Region 6 covers the western United States, including Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming.
Additionally, Lansing was elected vice president of the Western Conference of the BCTGM. He has served as a trustee for the past three years.