Changes in TCU Executive Council and Legislative Department

William DeCarlo- Vice President and National Legislative Director

William DeCarlo was elected by the TCU Executive Council to take the position of Vice-President and National Legislative Director effective Jan 1, 2020.

“Billy” started his career as Station Cleaner on Long Island Rail Road in 1978.He worked as a Travel Info Clerk, Ticket Clerk, Ticket Agent/Block Operator, TVM Agent, Supervising TVM Agent and Retired from Long Island Railroad in 2010.

Brother DeCarlo was TCU Lodge 177 Legislative Representative in 1995 and was elected Lodge President in 1999. In 2002 he was elected Local Chairman of TCU Local 177 and 2003 he was Elected as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of TCU Board 167. In 2004 Billy was elected Vice-General Chairman of Board 167 and in 2005 General Secretary-Treasurer.

In 2007 he became Assistant National Representative of TCU Unit 167 and in 2013 he became the National Representative a position he held until being elected to the Vice-President and National Legislative Director position in 2020. Billy will join TCU Asst. Nat. Legislative Director Dave Arouca in leading TCU’s legislative and political advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.

TCU Unit 167 National Rep. Bill DeCarlo, a Long Island Railroad native, was elected to replace Brother Ron Kloos as TCU Vice President & National Legislative Director.

TCU Legislative Department bids farewell to Ron Kloos and Mark Taylor both retired on January 1st, 2020. Brother Kloos was elected by the TCU Executive Council to National Vice President in 2010, and he was re-elected to that position at the 2014 TCU Regular Convention. Ron will be retiring to northern Wisconsin with his wife, Jeanne.

Since 2009, Brother Mark Taylor served as TCU Assistant National Legislative Director, while serving double-duty as his lodge’s Local Chairman – a position he held for over 30 years! Mark was a household name at Washington DC’s Union Station, and he plans to retire close by in Maryland with his wife Roshawn. The entire TCU/IAM family wishes them both a happy and long retirement!

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