Eileen Whitmer

President, General Teamsters Local 959

Eileen NewmanEileen was born and raised on the Yukon River in the village of Rampart. Prior to receiving her first dispatch through Teamsters Local 959 in 1997, Eileen worked for State Representative Georgianna Lincoln in Juneau and Fairbanks and was later employed by Tanana Chiefs Conference. After receiving her dispatch she worked for Houston Contracting at the Alyeska Central Warehouse as a Data Analyst and Inventory Control Foreman until taking employment with Teamsters Local 959 in 2005.

Eileen is currently serving as President for the Teamsters Local 959 Executive Board; Fairbanks Business Manager; and was the Fairbanks Joint Craft Council President from 2008 to 2016. In addition to those duties she is the Business Representative and negotiator for the service contract collective bargaining units in Fairbanks and the surrounding area. She has also served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Rampart Village Corporation, Baan O Yeel Kon.

Eileen is married to Dave and has two sons, Steven and Dylan. She enjoys snow machining, four-wheeling, flying, boating (all in an effort to get back to the village), basketball, softball, traveling, fishing, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.