Ross Olson was appointed by IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. as a Headquarters Communications Representative, effective August 1, 2019.
Olson started as an IAM Local 737 member in August 2001, when he began as a vehicle runner at Inver Grove Ford in Inver Grove Heights, MN.
He progressed through multiple positions and became a journeyman automotive technician. In January 2015, he was elected shop steward and in May 2015, he was elected local Secretary-Treasurer. In 2016, he served on the St. Paul Automotive Dealers negotiation committee.
In May 2016, Olson was elected District 77 Secretary-Treasurer, a post that tracks District and Local membership records and handles the accounts and finances of the District.