Jason B. Engels is appointed as Southern District Vice President

Jason B. Engels has been appointed Southern District Vice President for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Engels served as an Executive Secretary-Treasurer (EST) within the UBC for over 18 years. Most recently, the Central South Carpenters Regional Council. 

During his time as EST, Mr. Engels was instrumental in growing the Central South Council by creating work opportunities for members through collaborating with construction professionals on multiple levels within the industry. The result was increased work opportunities and major wage increases throughout the council. 

Members of the Central South Council received benefit improvements. Mr. Engels consolidated multiple trust funds which resulted in decreased professional and management costs, increased market leverage, and better benefits. During his tenure as EST, he oversaw improved healthcare benefits including the expansion for women and children.

Mr. Engels has been a champion for equal rights. He ensured staff was diverse and multilingual. In 2022, Mr. Engels received an Excellence in Leadership Award at the International SIB Conference for creating opportunities & improving healthcare for women. 

Under his leadership, significant training advances were made across the Central South Region through the construction of multiple state-of-the-art training centers. 

District VP Engels looks forward to collaborating with leaders throughout the Southern District to deliver on goals centered around infrastructure, renewable energy, and the Chips & Science Act to further enhance opportunities for our members. 

Jason B. Engels is an amazing leader. His ability to lead major initiatives has been successful time and again because he listens to members, then gets to work making sure their needs are met. We are fortunate he is guiding the Southern District forward. 

Kavin E. Griffin has been appointed interim EST for the Central South Carpenters Regional Council.