|Teamsters Local 916's Executive Board|
|JP Fyans, III||President||JP joined Teamsters Local 916 in 2008 as their legal counsel and he represents our members on disciplinary matters, grievances, contract negotiations and arbitrations. Originally from Springfield, JP received his Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington and his Juris Doctorate Degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Wisconsin, and the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. In 2012, JP was named to the Springfield Business Journal’s “40 under 40.” In 2014 JP joined Local 916’s Executive Board as the Recording-Secretary. Since 2016, JP has served as a Trustee to the Teamsters Employer’s Welfare Trust of Illinois overseeing and administrating health care plans for Teamster members. He has presented numerous times at the Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference and at the statewide NAACP conference. He also sits on the Joint Council 25 TVIP committee.
He and his wife, Kristin, live in Sherman with their sons Jackson and Charlie.
|David Rush||Secretary-Treasurer||Dave joined Local 916 in August, 2000, leaving a 15 year tenure in the trucking industry with ABF Freight and USF Holland, where he was also a steward. Dave previously served as Vice President for Local 916 and serves as the business agent for the Freight, Newspaper, and Public Service industries.
He lives in Sherman with wife Terri.
|Kyle Bollinger||Vice President||Kyle has been a Teamster since 1996 when he joined Teamsters Local 525 as a rank-and-file member at Fischer Lumber Co. From there he went to work in the Ready-Mix industry driving for Kienstra Inc.
In January of 2014 he accepted a position as a Business Agent for Teamsters Local 525 in Alton Ill. As a business agent for Teamsters Local 525 he has represented many different industries including Public Sector, Dairy-Food Processing, Ready-Mix, Bakery-Laundry, Construction, and Warehouse. He was President of Teamsters Local 525 from 2017 until August of 2021 when he accepted a position as Business Agent with Teamsters Local 916.
He participates on the panel for the Union at the Dairy Industry Joint Area Committee as well as part of the negotiating committee for the Central Conference of Teamsters Master Dairy Agreement. He served as a Union Trustee for the Teamsters and Employers Welfare Trust from 2016 until 2021.
|Tammy Friedewald||Recording Secretary||Tammy has been employed with the Illinois Attorney General's office and a Teamster member since 1996. In addition to serving on the Attorney General's bargaining team since 2006, she has served as a steward for the office since 2017. Tammy is proud to be the first female in over 20 years to serve as a member of the Local 916 Executive Board.
She lives in Springfield with her husband Russ and two children Emma and Jack.
|Jim Franklin||Trustee||Jim has been employed at the Illinois Department of Transportation and a Teamster Member for 33 years. He has been the IDOT Division 8 Representative for the last 29 years and has been a Trustee for Local 916 since 1999. For 23 years, he has served as East St. Louis Men’s Track and Field Assistant Coach.
Franklin lives in Belleville with his wife Linda. They have one son, Jamie.
|Justin Shaffer||Trustee||Justin has been a member of the Teamsters Local 916 since starting out at Sysco Central Illinois in January of 2010. He was hired in as an outbound order selector and became the night shift Steward.
In July of 2013, Justin transferred to transportation as a CDL delivery associate. Becoming transportation steward in early 2020.
Justin has also served as a Union Delegate to the Springfield Trades and Labor Council since 2021.
Outside of work he enjoys drag racing, hunting, and camping.
|Pete Agoranos||Trustee||Pete has been employed at the Illinois Department of Transportation as a Safety Rep and a Teamster member since Nov 2011. Pete was a union steward from February 2016 to August 2020 and now is the Division One Union Rep. He has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Lewis University. Pete resides in Gilberts with his wife Sophia and two daughters Alexa and Kayla.|
|Jon Cox||Sergeant at Arms||Jon has been employed with the Illinois Department of Transportation as an Engineer Technician since 2000 and joined the Teamsters at that time. In 2017, he was elected Sergeant at Arms at Teamsters Local 916. He lives in Springfield with his wife Cindy.|