J.P. Fyans, III President
J.P. 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, J.P. 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 2016, he was appointed Trustee of the Teamsters Employer's Welfare Trust of Illinois.
He and his wife Kristin live in Springfield with their sons Jackson and Charlie.
Dave Rush Vice-President
Rush joined the 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. In 2008, Dave took over the office of Vice President for Local 916. He serves as the business agent for the Freight, Newspaper, and Public Service industries.
He lives in Sherman with wife Terri.
Tom Clatfelter Secretary Treasurer
Tom has been on the Executive Board since 1996 as he served as a Trustee from 1996 - 2002. He now holds the office of Secretary Treasurer. Prior to working at the Local Union Hall he was employed at E&F Distributors for 29 years where, for that 29 years, served as Union Steward. In total, Tom has been a lifelong Teamster and a part of Local 916 for 41 years. He is the business agent for the Brewery & Soft Drink, Dairy, Linen, Public Service, Automotive and Bakery Industries.
He lives with his wife Linda in Sherman. They have three sons, four beautiful granddaughters and 3 beautiful grandsons.
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.
Jimmy Franklin Trustee
Jimmy 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.
Dave Shafer Trustee
Dave has been employed by Nestle in Jacksonville and a Teamster Member for over 43 years. Shafer has been a Trustee of the Local since 1999. He lives in Jacksonville with his wife, Ann. He has two adult children and three grandchildren.
Don Chiarugi Trustee
Don has been employed by the Illinois Department of Transportation for 35 years and been a Teamster member for 32 years. He became the IDOT Division 1 Representative on March 1, 1999 and has successfully served on the Pro-Tech negotiating team for the last 6 contracts. Don is a graduate of the University of Arizona earning a degree in Civil Engineering. Don lives in Elgin with Nancy, his wife of 29 years. They are the proud parents of 2 children, Thomas and Kristin.
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.