Louise Medina is the first elected female Business Representative for SMART Local 265 and has worked in the industry for 20 years serving various roles and elected positions within the union. Louise’s persistence to succeed has paved her path from Apprentice, Journeyperson, Foreperson, Organizer and elected positions of Conductor, Trustee, Executive Board, Recording Secretary and current position as a Business Representative. She also serves on the International Women’s Committee. Louise’s goals/passion are to strengthen, a more diversified workplace, working conditions and benefits, relationships between Labor and Management, and membership unity. In Louise’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and family, cooking, fishing, and traveling.