Russ Gittlen to Succeed Dale Hartford

IAM International President Bob Martinez announced this week that IAM District 15 New England Area Director and Local 447 Assistant Business Manager Russ Gittlen has been appointed Director of Guide Dogs of America (GDA) effective January 1, 2017. Gittlen will replace retiring GDA Director Dale Hartford.

With the help of the IAM, the school was founded in 1948 after a blind IAM member was rejected for a guide dog due to his age of 57. Since then the union and its generous members have been GDA’s largest financial supporters. The details below:

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