I.B.E.W. Local Union 379
Serving The Carolinas Since 1926

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  • Officers & Staff
    Executive Board Member
    Gilbert McIntyre

    Executive Board Member
    V.W. String Field

    Executive Board Member
    Erin LaCoile

    Executive Board Member

    Brandon Douglas
    JW. Executive board member. 1st year apprenticeship instructor, NFPA 70E instructor, first aid/cpr instructor.  16 years electrical experience. 
    Yes on email only

    Executive Board Member
    Andy Rider

    Executive Board Member

    Reginald Gattling

    Examining Board

    Jack Jones

    Office Manager

    Toni Pennington
    My name is Toni Pennington, I  have been with IBEW Local Union 379 for 32 years. I guess you could say that I have been in labor all my life!!! I am married with two  sons, a daughter-in-law,  a wonderful 3 year old grandaughter and 7 dogs- Yes 7!!!  I have been blessed working with this union over the years.  

    704.455.4595 ext 2
    Business Manager
    Tommy Hill

    704.455.4595 ext 4

    Scott Thrower
    I joined the IBEW in 1987 as a first year Apprentice, topped out in 1990 as a JW. I was promted up to Project Manager for Preferred Electric for 7 years, after which I went back with my tools in 1999. In 1999 I became a 5th year Apprenticeship Instructor for the Charlotte JATC while working on my tools. In 2007 I was elected as 379 President, and in 2010 I came to work for IBEW 379 as an Organizer. In 2013 I was appointed to Assistan Business Manger. I am married to Sharon, and have 3 great kids.

    704.455.4595 ext 5

    Kelly Pennington
    My name is Kelly Pennington. I've been with the Local since 2009   . I'm married and have 1 little girl named Kylie and I have a dog named Teddy.

    704.455.4595 ext 3
    Assiatant Business Manager Greenville SC

    Edgar Brown


    Carol Hunter
    I am Carol Hunter - soon to be Cullen. We have 6 children and 3 beautiful grandchildren with 2 more on the way. I have had the pleasure of working for the IBEW for 3 years. What a great group of people to work with!

    704.455.4595 ext 1
    Recording Secretary

    Doug McDaniel
    Doug McDaniel is a graduate of the Local 379 Apprenticeship and currently serves as the local's Recording Secretary.  He is a past member of the Executive Board and a current member of the Joint Apprenticeship Training Center Board.  He is actively involved in organizing BOLT - the Brotherhood Organizing Leaders of Tomorrow, our community group for workers under 35.  

    Vice President

    Jim Schelgel

    Executive Board Chairman

    Kelly Butler


    Eddie Byrams Jr.
    Ed Byrams Jr is a graduate of IBEW LU-25's apprenticeship program.  He has been a staff organizer with Local 379 since 2013. He is as passionate about maintaining excellence in the electrical trade as he is organizing. He also serves as the Chair of the Examining Board and administers Journeyman testing. 

    704.455.4595 ext 6
    Ashley Hawkins
    Ashley is a native of Charlotte, NC and a graduate of West Charlotte High School.  Orignally a union stagehand, carpenter and rigger by trade, she began working as an Orgnizer with IBEW LU-379 in June of 2015.  She is a delegate to the Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council and a member of the North Carolina A. Phillip Randolph Institue Piedmont Chapter. 

    704.455.4595 ext 9
    Keith Rivers


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