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IBEW 175 Officers & Staff  2016-2019


Business Manager/Financial Secretary - Gary Watkins
President/Asst. Bus. Mgr./Dispatcher - Winfred Gearrin
Asst. Bus. Mgr. - Matt McCoy
Asst. Bus. Mgr. - Caleb Long
Asst. Bus. Mgr. - Danny Painter
Asst. Bus. Mgr. - Toby Smith
Asst. Bus. Mgr. - Jim White
Business/Membership Development/Organizer - Michael A. Grant

Office Staff

Quennia Greene - Office manager
Wendy Culpepper - Bookkeeper
Shelley Bridges - Secretary
Larry E. Williams - IT Development
IBEW Local 175 Office Email


Local Union and Inside Construction Unit 175.1 Officers:

President - Winfred A. Gearrin
Vice President - James R. (RD) Day
Recording Secretary - Caleb Long
Treasurer - Danny Painter
Business Manager/Financial Secretary - Gary Watkins

Executive Board

Kenny Smith - Chairman
Mike Crowley - Recording Secretary
Duane Evans
Kerry Knowles
Jason Layne
Keith Owensby
Eli Watkins

Examining Board - Inside Journeyman Wireman

Damon Berry - Chairman
Logan E. Haynes
Phillip Kirksey

Examining Board - Outside Journeyman Lineman

Roger "Peanut" Capps
Stephen "Cody" Walker


Tennessee Valley Authority 175.2

Unit Chairman - Curt Phillips
Vice Chairman - Jeremy Swafford
Recording Secretary - Josh Flerl


Cooperative Response Center 175.3

Unit Chairman - Andy Norman
Vice Chairman - Shannon Wooden
Recording Secretary


Thomas and Betts, Athens TN 175.4

Unit Chairman - James McGowan
Vice Chairman - Leon Poe
Recording Secretary - Tracy Johnson

Committee Members:

Larry Hunt
Mike Mull
Jimmy Parkinson

Chief Steward

David Winters


Resolute Forest Products, Calhoun TN 175.5

Unit Chairman - Roy Parsons
Vice Chairman - Brian French
Recording Secretary - Bobby Brooks

Executive Committee:

Rick Rountree
Tommy Settlemyre
Andy Thomas
Patrick Zrubek


Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation, Murfreesboro TN 175.6

Unit Chairman - Jessie Cunningham
Vice Chairman - Chris Pratt
Recording Secretary - Jon Hood


Tri-State Electric Membership Corporation, McCaysville GA 175.7

Unit Chairman - Stacy Galloway
Vice Chairman - Michael Pack
Recording Secretary - Stephanie Campbell


Electric Power Board, Chattanooga TN 175.8

President - Ricky Richeson
Vice President - William "Bill" Messer
Recording Secretary - David Handley

Executive Board

Porter Condra
Patrick Ferguson
Brian Morgan
William Spears


Volunteer Energy Cooperative, Decatur TN 175.9

Unit Chairman - Stanley Welch
Vice Chairman - Jason Crabtree
Recording Secretary - Kellie McCormick


Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative, South Pittsburg , TN 175.10

Unit Chairman - Bill Akin
Vice Chairman - Paul White 
Recording Secretary - Cory Layne


North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, Dalton GA 175.11

Unit Chairman - Steve Mathis
Vice Chairman 
Recording Secretary - Russell Hill


Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative, Rainsville AL 175.12

Unit Chairman - Randy Moody
Vice Chairman - Darren Young
Recording Secretary - Munsey Box


Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative, Centerville TN 175.13

Unit Chairman - David Qualls
Vice Chairman - Jason Garrison
Recording Secretary - Michael Bradley


Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation, Clarksville TN 175.14

Unit Chairman - Chad Crabtree
Vice Chairman - Steve Borens
Recording Secretary - Trey Hoover


Outside Construction 175.15

President - Winfred A. Gearrin
Vice President - James R. (RD) Day
Recording Secretary - Caleb Long
Treasurer - Danny Painter
Business Manager/Financial Secretary - Gary Watkins

Executive Board

Kenny Smith - Chairman
Mike Crowley - Recording Secretary
Duane Evans
Kerry Knowles
Jason Layne
Keith Owensby
Eli Watkins

Examining Board - Inside Journeyman Wireman

Damon Berry - Chairman
Logan E. Haynes
Phillip Kirksey

Examining Board - Outside Journeyman Lineman

Roger "Peanut" Capps
Stephen "Cody" Walker