April 19, 2014

GO 851 Assistant Chairperson Davis resigns

General Committee of Adjustment GO 851 General Chairperson John D. Whitaker III reports that Assistant General Chairperson Ben Davis has resigned his position.

While he remains an active CSXT employee, Davis will continue to serve the SMART Transportation Division general committee and his local training and mentoring new Assistant General Chairperson Ray Hudnall of Local 903 at Jacksonville, Fla., and new Local 1221 Chairperson Chris Whidden.

Davis, chairperson for Local 1221 at Tampa, Fla., served as local secretary & treasurer of his local for 10 years, chairperson as 27 years and assistant general chairperson for 14 years.

“Brother Davis has been an anchor in this organization for many years and Brothers Hudnall and Whidden both feel extremely fortunate to be able to rely on Ben for counsel and advice,” Whitaker said.

“This type of unselfish act personifies Brother Davis’ character, always placing the organization ahead of himself. He is one of the hardest working individuals in this union due to his love and belief in the SMART Transportation Division and its membership. His knowledge in so many areas will be sorely missed. We wish Ben and his wife, Paula, all the best.”

“In that vein, we would like to welcome Brothers Whidden and Hudnall on board.”