The only organization where professionals interested in all aspects
of industrial relations and human resources come together to share
ideas and learn about new developments, issues and practices in the field.



Membership in the
DC LERA provides...
opportunities to forge professional networks
and to connect
with leading labor and management experts and policy makers in Washington.

The DC LERA Board of Governors invites you to the monthly luncheon meetings! Join us!

The Industrial Relations Research Association was established in 1948. In December of that year, local members founded the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the IRRA, which became the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) in 2005.  Click here to read more history. 

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the national organization.
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2019 Board of Governors

James Kimball - President
Director, Economics & Contracts
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
25 Louisiana Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

(202) 624-7456 

Jeff Wheeler, Esq. - Past President
Labor Law & Relations
Washington, DC 20011

David Jacobs - Recording Secretary
Associate Professor of Management
Graves School of Business and Management
Morgan State University
Baltimore, Maryland 21251

Patrick McHugh - Treasurer
Associate Professor
George Washington University

Fred Stahl, Membership Secretary
Fred Stahl, LLC
1108 Taylor Street
Arlington, VA 22201
202-368-8273 (Mobile)

George Dragnich
Retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer
U.S. Dept of State

John Higgins
Catholic University Law School

Patrick A. Hyde
Special Assistant
Office of Operations/Office of Labor Management Standards
U.S. Department of Labor

Mindy C. Reiser, Ph.D.
Consulting Sociologist
4500 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.  #614
Washington, D.C. 20008

Stephen J. Silvia, Ph.D.
Professor - School of International Services
Affiliate Professor - Department of Economics
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8071

Stephen R. Sleigh
Sleigh Strategy LLC

Bonnie Summers
Executive Director
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
National Labor Office
1310 G Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Office 202-626-4836

Diplomatic Board Members

Hochul Shin
Counselor (Employment & Labor
Embassy of the Republic of Korea
2450 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Mr. Katsuto Hisano
1st Secretary
Embassy of Japan
2520 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

(202) 238-6716, Fax (202) 265-9473

Jason Huang
Taipei Economic and Cultural
Representative Office in the United States
4301 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20008

Cline Jaeggy
Counselor Labor, Health and Social Welfare
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Lucia Ortiz Sanz
Counselor of Labor and Social Security
Labor and Social Affairs Office
Embassy of Spain
2375 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington D.C. 20037
(202) 728-2344

Anja Wehler-Schoeck
Labor, Health, and Social Policy
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
4645 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 298-422, Fax (202) 298-4391

Executive Advisory Committee

Ernest DuBester
Federal Labor Relations Authority
1400 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20424

David Schlein
National Education Association (Ret.)



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