FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA — On Friday, April 20, 2018, Brother Jim Finnegan was elected to fill the position of Vice President Commuter, Passenger, Transit/ Political Director for the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen. The Vice President Commuter, Passenger, Transit/ Political Director position was vacated by Dennis Boston, who retired on April 13, 2018.
Brother Finnegan served in the United States Air Force before beginning his railroad career in 1996 as an Assistant Signalman assigned to a Signal Construction Gang with Southern Pacific Railroad. Brother Finnegan was working as an Electronic Technician in Union Pacific’s Central Dispatching Center until 2010, when he was appointed to the Grand Lodge Representative position by BRS President W. Dan Pickett. Brother Finnegan was active in his Local, being appointed to a Local Chairman position with Local Lodge No. 8 in 2001 and appointed Assistant Vice General Chairman of the Union Pacific General Committee in 2006.
President Pickett assigned BRS Grand Lodge Representative Tim Tarrant to the Director of Research position vacated by Brother Finnegan. Brother Tarrant has been working as a Grand Lodge Representative since October of 2011, when he was appointed to the position by President Pickett.