EXECUTIVE BOARD

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Teamsters Local 727 Executive Board (from left): Curt Ziedrich, Floyd Hughes, John Coli Jr., John T. Coli, Zeberdee Barnes, William Coli, Jay Horowitz. The Board’s current three-year term runs from Jan. 1, 2014, to Dec. 31, 2016.

John T. Coli, Secretary-Treasurer

John T. Coli has been a member of the Teamsters since 1971. He was appointed to the Executive Board of Local 727 in 1981 and has served as the Secretary-Treasurer since 1992. First appointed to Teamsters Joint Council 25’s Executive Board in 1997 as a trustee, he was later appointed Board President in 2002, with re-election in 2004, 2008 and 2012. John is a Trustee for the Local 727 Health and Welfare Fund, Pension Fund and Parking Industry Labor Management Committee. He was elected to the Teamsters General Executive Board as a Central Region Vice President in 2006 and re-elected in 2011, and he serves as director of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ Parking Division. John earned his bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and his law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

John Coli Jr., President and Business Manager

John Coli Jr. has been a member of the Teamsters since 2000. John earned undergraduate and law degrees from Columbia University, where he received interdepartmental honors for an undergraduate thesis on the Teamsters. John also serves members as a Trustee for Local 727’s Health and Welfare Fund, Pension Fund and Legal and Educational Assistance Fund. John became President of the local union on Jan. 1, 2011, after spending nearly two years as Vice President. He was elected President of the Chicago Entertainment Industry Labor Council and named a Vice President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Newspaper Conference in 2013. He is a member of both Local 727’s Parking Industry Labor Management Committee and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Parking Council and also is a member of the Illinois Bar Association.

Zeberdee Barnes, Vice President

Zeberdee Barnes has been a Teamster since 1955, shortly after he relocated to Chicago from his hometown of McComb, Miss. He worked as a car hiker at a downtown Chicago garage for more than 40 years and has lived on the South Side since 1963. Over the past five decades, Zeb has served as Trustee, Recording Secretary, Vice President and President of Local 727. He also is a Trustee for the Teamsters National Black Caucus Chicago Chapter and a longtime deacon at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church South.

William Coli, Recording Secretary

William Coli has been a member of Teamsters Local 727 since 1996 and was elected the Executive Board’s Recording Secretary in 2006. The Chicago native also is Fund Manager of the Local 727 Benefit Funds, a position he has held since 1993. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of South Florida and his master’s degree in accounting from DePaul University.

Floyd Hughes, Trustee

Floyd Hughes has been a member of Teamsters Local 727 for more than 40 years, spending the past 15 as a Trustee. The Jackson, Miss., native moved to Chicago when he was a teenager. In 2010, Floyd retired from Mid-City Parking, where he had been a car hiker at three locations. He is Sergeant at Arms and Trustee for the Teamsters National Black Caucus Chicago Chapter.

Curt Ziedrich, Trustee

Curt Ziedrich, a Chicago native, has been a member of Teamsters Local 727 for 35 years and a Trustee for eight years. He works at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare as a bellman, a position he has held for 35 years. Curt has sat on several contract bargaining committees, working with Secretary-Treasurer John T. Coli and other union representatives on securing new agreements.

Jay Horowitz, Trustee

Jay Horowitz has been a member of Teamsters Local 727 since 1990, working as an auto livery chauffeur for Piser Funeral Services. The Chicago native has been a Trustee since 2005, a steward since 2004, and has served on six contract bargaining committees. Jay also has a passion for motorcycles, riding in many charity events throughout the year.