Circulation’s Adam McAvoy joins Guild Board

Adam McAvoy became the newest member of the Guild’s Executive Board Thursday when he was elected third vice president by the membership.

McAvoy, a customer service representative in the Circulation Department, has worked for the Times Union since December 2010. He and Photographer Cindy Schultz will go to Baltimore later this month for the annual New Officers Training Seminar. Each year the local sends one or two delegates to be taught how to bargain, handle grievances and other aspects of being a union leader.

“We’re grateful to Adam for joining the board. It will be great having a representative from Circulation again, and we know Adam’s outgoing personality will make him a strong representative of his colleagues,” said Guild President Tim O’Brien.

O’Brien, a reporter, was re-elected, as were Secretary Mark Hempstead, a marketing media specialist; Treasurer Marianne Mahr, an SEO specialist in advertising; Chief Steward Brian Nearing, a reporter; First Vice President Lindsay LaFountain, an advertising salesperson, and Second Vice President Jeff Boyer, an editorial artist. Nearing is on a leave of absence but plans to return October 1.

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