IFPTE Officers

Officers

Paul Shearon - IFPTE Secretary-Treasurer

Paul Shearon

Secretary-Treasurer


Paul Shearon was unaminously elected to serve as Secretary-Treasurer of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), AFL-CIO & CLC at the Union's 55th Convention in July 2006.

Shearon served as Organizing Director for IFPTE's largest Local, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA/Local 2001) from 1996 until being elected as the Union's Secretary-Treasurer. He ran successful organizing drives in Seattle and Wichita bringing union representation to over 5,000 employees. During SPEEA's famous 40-day strike in 2000, Shearon was charged with developing the strike plan and actively supported strike line activities. He also taught as a teaching fellow for the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute, and was a guest speaker at the Third International Conference for Professional Engineer and Scientist Organizations in Copenhagen Denmark in 2003.

During his career, Shearon worked for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company Advanced Systems Development, Stanford Research Institute and the Boeing Company. He worked as a Numerical Control Programmer, heading up the programming for Boeing's new Six-Axis Waterjets used to cut the composite empennage for the first 777 aircraft.

Shearon was born in Liverpool, England and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area before moving to Seattle, Washington. He currently resides in Silver Spring, Maryland.

IFPTE at a Glance

Members

IFPTE represents over 80,000 women and men in professional, technical, administrative and associated occupations in the United States and Canada.

Occupations

Our members work for federal, public and private employers, and work in various occupations such as auditors, drafters/designers, engineers, judges, lawyers, researchers, scientists, and technicians to name a few.

Executive Board

The Executive Council is made up of Officers and Area Vice-Presidents. Area Vice-Presidents are elected by members within their specific area, and are responsible for governing IFPTE between conventions. A list of the Area Vice-Presidents can be found on our Officers page.

Executive Officers

The Executive Officers run the day to day operations of IFPTE and they are elected at the IFPTE Convention, which are held every three years.