Transportation Division Board of Appeals
Tessa R. Burkle, born June 17, 1981, began her railroad career in 2005 after having graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D. In 2006, Burkle transferred to Dilworth, Minn., where she began working as a conductor for BNSF.
A member of Local 1137 in Fargo, N.D., Burkle has served her union as local chairperson, local legislative representative, local delegate, N.D. state legislative director, state legislative secretary and division safety coordinator. She has most recently taken on a position on the International board of appeals in 2013.
Burkle resides in Dilworth, Minn.