NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
St Cloud, MN
BIO FOR RON HYLLA
While attending college, in the summer months, I worked as a section labor for the Soo Line Railroad. In 1976, I joined Burlington Northern, now Burlington Northern Santa Fe, working in the Material Department in Waite Park, MN. I worked in many areas as a clerk for BNSF during my railroad career, Material, Operations, Mechanical and Maintenance of Way.
After beginning at BNSF, I quickly became involved in the clerical labor union, BRAC, later becoming Transportation Communications Union (TCU). I was the Local President and later the Local Chairman. In 1996, I accepted a position at the advanced transportation training program for TCU at the Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corp Center in St. Paul, MN. In 1999, I was elected as Vice General Chairman for TCU and elevated to the position of Senior Vice General Chairman.
I joined NARVRE in 2008 and immediately became Secretary-Treasurer for Unit 107 in St. Cloud, MN. I attended every NARVRE National Convention since 2008 as a delegate. I served on many committees at each convention, including chairman of committees.
I am married to my wife Cheri for 46 years and we have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. We enjoy life together at our home and our lake cabin in northern Minnesota.