William (Billy) Evans
Mr. Evans hired on at the Illinois Central Railroad in 1995 as a brakeman. In 1997, he was promoted to Locomotive Engineer and immediately joined the BLET. In 2000, He was elected to his first official union position and later served as Local Chairman for Division 203 from 2003-2018. In 2018, he was appointed General Chairman for the CN/IC GCA upon the retirement of Clay Craddock. In June of 2020, Mr. Evans was elected as General Chairman for BLET GCA 390.
Director of Operations
Mrs. Williams was hired August 1, 2016 by retired General Chairman Clay Craddock. She completed her Bachelors of Marketing at The University of Mississippi and her Masters of Business Administration with a Human Resource Concentration at Louisiana State University. She comes from a family of railroaders reaching back to her great grandfather. Her husband currently works for the CN Railroad.
The Executive Committee
General Chairman Billy Evans
1st Vice General Chairman Jeremy Wilborn
Secretary/Treasurer Chuck Grigsby
Mr. Wilborn hired on with CN/IC in 2003 in the track department and was transferred to transportation in early 2005, as a brakeman. He then went on to qualify as a conductor in September of 2005 and then became an engineer in 2008. He first held a BLET office in 2012 and became Secretary treasure of his division in 2017. He later won election as the Local Chairman of Division 203 in 2018. He was elected as the 1st Vice General Chairman for the BLET GCA 390 in 2020 and has been a valuable part of case arbitration ever since.
Mr. Grigsby is a 4th generation railroader who hired on the Chicago Central and Pacific as a brakeman in 1995. Upon purchase of his railroad by the Illinois Central, he transferred to Champaign in 1997 and took promotion in 1998 to Locomotive engineer. He has served as his Division S/T since 2010. He is also his Division's Legislative Representative and Local Chairman. He was elected to the position of General Committee Secretary/Treasurer in 2020.
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With over 25 years of service to the Railroad Industry, General Chairman Evans understands how hard it is to make contact during regular business hours. We encourage you to leave a voicemail at 662-298-4601 and we will return your call ASAP. You can reach the office by emailing SWBLET@yahoo.com or BLETEVANS@yahoo.com. If you have a large file you would like to send to us via DropBox, please send the link to SWBLET@yahoo.com.
BLET CN/IC Bylaws (approved 2020)
Below is a copy of the adopted Bylaws of this GCA, which were adopted at the 2016 Quadrennial meeting held via Zoom during the COVID pandemic.