On Monday, February 11, 2019, The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) held an election to fill the Vice President NRAB position. This position was recently vacated by Johnathan D. Bragg, who resigned on February 5 to accept the position of Labor Member of the Railroad Retirement Board.
Brandon E. Elvey was unanimously elected to the NRAB position to fill the unexpired term.
Brother Elvey is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in education. He began his railroad career in 2012 as a Signal Helper on Amtrak’s Mid-Atlantic South Division. In 2015, Brandon was promoted to Signal Maintainer and was working as a Gang Maintainer in Baltimore, Maryland, prior to his appointment to Grand Lodge in 2016.
An active member of Local 48, he served as Recording Secretary and Local Chairman prior to entering full-time service with the Brotherhood. While serving as a Grand Lodge Representative, Brother Elvey has been assigned to handle all facets of dispute handling in the arbitration department, acted as subject matter expert at NTSB rail accident investigations, developed curriculum for a nationwide signal training consortium, and represented the BRS on councils and committees as assigned. As Director of Research, Brother Elvey monitored regulatory and safety issues, assisted the President, and worked alongside the BRS National Legislative Representative on legislative issues affecting the signal craft.
Present at the election from the Long Island Committee were General Chairman Chris Natale as a voting member, and Michael Sullivan & James Sokolowski appointed as Seargant at Arms and Teller.