Russell C. Oathout, was elected as National Secretary-Treasurer January 1, 2010, wherein he assumed the duties as the top financial officer of TCU. Brother Oathout was re-elected to that position at the 2014 TCU/IAM Convention.
Russ started his rail career with the Penn Central (later Conrail) in Albany, New York, in 1974 and joined Lodge 861. In 1983 he was elected Local Chairman. At what was then System Board 86 he served from 1993-1997 as Vice General Chairman, then was elected General Secretary-Treasurer/VGC. In 2003 he was elected General Chairman and became National Representative of Unit 86 in 2007 and assumed office as an IVP on January 1, 2008.
From April 2004 until January 2008 he also served on TCU’s Board of Trustees.