UFCW 1994/MCGEO president Gino Renne(r) is taking a leave of absence from the union for the next two months for medical reasons. In his absence, Secretary-TreasurerYvette Cuffie will be acting president of the union. “Yvette is a seasoned and capable union leader,” said Renne. “I trust that the union will be in good hands until I return." Local 1994 has hired two new field representatives, T. Coleson Breen(top right) and Gabriel Acevero (second from top), who will service Local 1994 members throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. In other Local 1994 staffing updates, Lisa Blackwell(second from bottom) has been named Associate Coordinator of Field Services and Erin Yeagley(third from top) will take on the role of Associate Coordinator of Political and Legislative Affairs. Amy Millar(bottom right) has been named “Special Assistant to the President.” She will continue with many of her current duties but will also take on more senior management duties. “As Local 1994 continues to grow, we need to respond to that growth,” said Renne. “We’re developing a team of field staff who are committed to our members and to enhancing the lives of working families in our area and beyond. I’m proud to have them in the MCGEO family."