Administrative Staff

Bob Chatterson–Executive Director

Bob has been a LIUNA member since 1974. He was an instructor from 1987 until he became Training Director in 2003. He became Executive Director in 2010. He has an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a member of Local 809, Steubenville, Ohio.

Dennis Underwood–Training Director

LIUNA member since 1975. Instructor since 2002. He took on the roll of Training Director in 2013. Dennis has taught the A classes, Blue prints, Advanced Instruments and Grade Checking, Environmental classes as well as the Safety classes and several other classes at the Training Center. Dennis is a member of Local #265 in Cincinnati, Ohio..

Vincent Irvin – Statewide Apprenticeship Coordinator

Vince started in 2005 as a Regional Apprenticeship Coordinator and became the Statewide Apprenticeship coordinator in 2009. He will be the resource person for the locals as they get their apprenticeship programs on line. Previously, he served as the Apprenticeship Coordinator for his local, #265 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Vince has been a LIUNA member since 1993.

Ginny Cochran – Educational Secretary

Ginny is the Educational secretary. Her responsibilities include preparing all the instructional material needed for every class we offer, both here at the training center and the classes held at Union Local halls. Ginny also makes all the certification cards that are issued upon successful completion of the training courses. She has been with the Drexel J. Thrash Training Center since 2006.

Chris Wolford – Office Manager

Chris is the Office Manager of the Drexel J. Thrash Training Center. Her main responsibilities are taking care of the payroll and procurement. Chris has been with the training center since 2010.