Staff and Attorneys

Dan Blair, J.D. : President
Michigan State University  and  Seattle  University   School  of  Law  (cum laude). Dan has over 16 years of experience in employee relations, employment law, and coaching and training. Dan has delivered hundreds of classes on supervision, performance management, communication, and harassment prevention. 
Matt Kennedy: Labor Relations Attorney
University of Rochester (BA), Syracuse University (MBA), Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations (Grad. Cert.), Lewis & Clark Law School (Cum Laude). Matt has 20 years of experience in employee and labor relations, including negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, contract interpretation, and workplace investigations in a wide range of industries. Matt has provided numerous training classes in such areas as managing in a union environment, progressive discipline, harassment prevention, conflict resolution, and effective communication.
Jim Frazer: Director of Labor Relations
University of Oregon, Graduate and Post Graduate School of Business, and San Jose State  University.Jim has over 25 years in manufacturing, management and labor relations experience, including negotiations, arbitrations, and NLRB matters. Since 1988, Adjunct faculty, Portland State University, Department of Management, School of Business Administration.
Becca Wiegand: Member Education
University of Illinois (MS, BS). Over a decade supporting businesses and nonprofits with their business communications, meeting logistics, website content editing and other client needs. Becca works with UEA member companies in many >capacities including the UEA training programs and wage and salary surveys. Not sure who to contact with your question? Feel free to start with Becca!
Rachel Troutt: Member Services
Pacific Lutheran University (BA). Rachel has a diverse array of experience, with an emphasis on customer service and problem solving. Rachel provides accounting support, including handling all invoicing for UEA. She also provides support for UEA staff members, answering the UEA phone line and contributing to training materials and workshop flyers.
Emerald Stander: Member Services
Portland Community College (AS). With over 5 years of experience providing excellent customer service and holding many leadership roles, Emerald assists UEA staff with coordinating training programs, developing articles and website material, spearheads UEA’s social media presence and supports the Association with other various administrative tasks.
Luke Bowyer: Member Services
Lewis & Clark College (BA). Luke’s professional background is varied, with significant experience in customer support. Luke supports UEA by assisting with a variety of daily tasks, including processing mail, developing marketing flyers and newsletter pieces, undertaking research projects and preparing workshop materials.


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