The PPOA Board meeting on May 12th included the following leadership transitions: two new Directors were sworn in, one new Director was appointed and another Director was selected to serve as Vice President.
President Tab Rhodes began today’s Board of Directors meeting by swearing in Lieutenant Nancy Escobedo and Sergeant Jose Rios to serve as Unit 612 representatives. They will fill the remainder of the respective terms vacated by the recent resignations of Captain John Satterfield and Lieutenant Ryan Vienna.
The Board then officially appointed Commander Joel Barnett to fill the unexpired term of Commander Carlos Marquez, who resigned today due to his pending retirement. Commander Barnett is scheduled to be officially sworn in at the Board meeting on June 9th.
PPOA Directors then selected Law Enforcement Technician and current Board Member Jim Blankenship to serve as Vice President — an executive Board seat that was vacated by Lieutenant Vienna’s resignation. Vice President Blankenship is PPOA’s longest serving Board Member, having been elected by his fellow Unit 621 members in 1998.