NFFE Appoints William Fenaughty as New National Secretary-Treasurer

Friday, July 17, 2009

Contact: Cory Bythrow, Communications Director
Phone: (202) 255-9950

Washington, D.C. Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), a national union representing 100,000 federal workers throughout government, appointed William Fenaughty as the union’s new National Secretary-Treasurer.

Approved unanimously by NFFE’s National Executive Council, the appointment came at the recommendation of NFFE National President William R. Dougan, who recently vacated the office of Secretary-Treasurer to take over as National President in the wake of Richard N. Brown’s passing. Fenaughty will assume the office of National Secretary-Treasurer in the coming weeks.

“There could not be a better man for the job as far as I’m concerned,” said Dougan.  “His knowledge of the issues, opportunities and challenges our union faces brings much-needed expertise to the National Office during this period of transition. I look forward to working with him on a daily basis.”

A career federal employee, William Fenaughty worked 34 years with the Department of Defense at the Watervliet Arsenal in Watervliet, New York. Since his retirement from the federal workforce in 2002, Fenaughty has served as NFFE’s National Assistant Directing Business Representative.

“It is an incredible honor to be named NFFE National Secretary-Treasurer,” said Fenaughty following the appointment. “I look forward to getting down to business and representing the hardworking members of this proud union in my new capacity as Secretary-Treasurer.”

A member of NFFE Local 2109, Watervliet Arsenal, William Fenaughty is a native of Castleton, New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Labor Studies from the National Labor College.

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