Business manager

IBEW Commercial Director appointed to St. Louis Airport Commission

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1 Business Manager Frank Jacobs is the newest member of the Saint-Louis Lambert International Airport Commission (STL).

Jacobs represents 7,000 IBEW members, including more than 5,400 qualified electricians and communications technicians. Jacobs also chairs Electrical Connection, a partnership between IBEW Local One and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The Electrical Connection partnership advances economic and workforce development as the region’s leading provider of electrical and communications infrastructure.

Jacobs joins the 17-member airport commission at one of the country’s 50 busiest airports. The board provides advice on the overall operation of the airport. This includes construction, routine maintenance and the many services offered at the STL. The airport commission is chaired by Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, director of the airport, and is made up of a wide range of business, civic and union leaders.

Jacobs chairs the IBEW / NECA Joint Learning Trust Fund, which oversees workforce training at the IBEW / NECA Electrical Industry Training Center in St. Louis and has trained more electricians and technicians. in communication than any other education program in Missouri. He also sits on the board of directors of the Regional Union Construction Center (RUCC), which helps minority owners and women union construction company owners improve their business skills.

Jacobs sits on a number of work-related boards, including chairman of the St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO; member of the board of directors of the AFL-CIO of Missouri; St. Louis Labor CouncilI Executive counsel; and the governance board of the Saint Louis Construction Cooperative. Jacobs is also a member of the advisory board of the Saint Louis Science Center. St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is the primary commercial airport for the greater St. Louis area and parts of eastern Missouri and southern Illinois, serving nearly 15.9 million passengers per year.