The IAM Executive Council
The nine members of the IAM's Executive Council  direct IAM affairs between conventions. The council is elected every four years by secret ballot.

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The IAM Executive Council
R. Thomas Buffenbarger International President

Warren Mart General Secretary-Treasurer

Lee Pearson
GVP Western Territory

Dave Ritchie
GVP Canada

Robert V. Thayer
GVP Headquarters

Robert Roach, Jr. GVP Transportation

Lynn Tucker  GVP Eastern Territory

Robert Martinez GVP Southern Territory

James E. Brown GVP Midwest Territory


Lynn Tucker
General Vice President―Eastern Territory
Lynn Tucker began his career with the Machinists Union in 1976 working for Miller Brewery, in Fulton, New York. He has held a variety of elected offices in the I.A.M. including Shop Steward, Senior Steward, Local Lodge Vice President, President, and Vice President of the New York State Council of Machinists. Lynn was active and served in the Oswego, New York Labor Council and the Greater Syracuse, New York Labor Council. He also served as Director of the United Way in Fulton, New York, and was President of the Industrial Relations Research Association, Central New York Chapter, Syracuse, New York, and was an active member of CLUW and the NAACP.

In 1986, Lynn Tucker was elected to serve as Business Representative in District Lodge 137, Watertown, New York. Then in 1989, Lynn was appointed Special Representative for the Eastern Territory and in 1991 advanced to the position of Grand Lodge Representative. In 1992, then General Vice President George J. Poulin selected Representative Tucker to serve as his Administrative Assistant. After Vice President Poulinís retirement in 1997, newly elected General Vice President Warren Mart selected him to continue as the Administrative Assistant of the Eastern Territory.

Elected as a General Vice President August 1, 2003, Brother Tucker is assigned to direct IAM programs and activities in the unionís Eastern Territory, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.