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The North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters has made two appointments to fill positions held by Richard Pedi, who retired at the end of September.
Executive Secretary-Treasurer Joe Byrne has appointed Mike Holmes as chair of the North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund and Raheem Shepard as the regional manager for Boston Carpenters Local Unions 327 and 328.
Holmes has been a member of the joint labor-management board of trustees for NASCTF for several years. A member of Local 330 (formerly 94) in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Holmes is a third-generation union carpenter who began his apprenticeship in 2008. He is the elected president of Local 330 and has been elected to the Executive Board for NASRCC as a trustee. Holmes serves as a full-time council representative for Local 330 as well as a member of the board of trustees for several carpenters benefits funds.
Shepard has deep roots in Boston and the construction industry. He grew up in Jamaica Plain and followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather as a union carpenter, beginning his apprenticeship with Boston Carpenters Local Union 327 (formerly Local 67) in 2000.
He has been elected by the membership of Local 327 to serve as Financial Secretary and as a Delegate to the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. He was hired to work as a full-time Representative/Organizer for NASRCC in 2018. In 2021 he was elected by NASRCC delegates as the President of the Executive Board. Shepard was recently appointed by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu to the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals.