Regions and Regional Directors

The UAW is divided into nine geographic regions.  Each region is led by a Regional Director who is elected at the UAW Constitutional Convention by delegates from the region they represent.

Each region has a headquarters and may have additional sub-regional offices where high concentrations of UAW members are distant from the regional office.  The directors listed below are serving for the 2014-2018 term.

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REGION 1:         Director, Frank Stuglin.  Covers the following counties in Michigan: Huron, Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Sanilac, Tuscola and part of Wayne (including part of Detroit).  Region 1 also includes Canadian UAW local unions.

REGION 1A:      Director, Chuck Browning. Covers most of Wayne County, Michigan (including part of Detroit). Monroe County and Washtenaw County, and extends to the Ohio border.

REGION 1D:      Director, Gerald Kariem. Covers 73 counties in south-central, western, central, and norther Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula.  The Region includes the cities of Flint, Jackson, Lansing, Benton Harbor, Escanaba, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Marquette, Muskegon, Saginaw, St. Joseph, and Traverse City

REGION 2B:      Director, Rich Rankin. Covers the states of Indiana and Ohio.

REGION 4:         Director, Ron McInroy. Covers the north central states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

REGION 5:         Director, Vance Pearson.  Covers 17 states in the western and southwestern United States: Alaska Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.

REGION 8:         Director, Mitchell Smith. Covers the southeast United States, including Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware and the following counties of Pennsylvania: Franklin, Cumberland, Adams and York.

REGION 9:         Director, Jeffrey Binz.  Covers western and central New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, excluding the counties of Franklin, Cumberland, Adams and York.

REGION 9A:      Director, Beverley Brakeman. Covers eastern New York (including the New York City metropolitan area, the Hudson Valley and the Capital District area), Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, and Vermont.