PRESIDENT MICHAEL P. TAYLOR
IAFF 8TH District President
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Michael P. Taylor
President Michael P. Taylor has over 25 years of experience as an elected union official including 10 years as president of Local 228 in Steubenville where he started as a fire fighter beginning in 1987. He rose through the ranks to the position of Assistant Chief.
Mike was elected to serve the 3rd District as Vice President in 1998 and is the past chair of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, Re-Affiliation Committee as well as the first chair of the Human Relations Committee. He held the 1st Vice President position within the OAPFF for two consecutive terms. Mike was sworn in as president in 2016. Taylor served on many other boards and committees including the Jefferson Community 9-1-1 Board of Directors and has served as a SERB panelist. He currently serves on the board of directors with Bureau of Workers Compensation.
Mike has attended the George Meany Institute for Labor Studies, the IAFF Political Training Academy and a host of other trainings and education seminars held by the IAFF and OAPFF.
Mike resides in Steubenville OH with his wife Lisa and they have 3 children.
While attending Miami University, in 1983 Bill joined the US Army as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.
Honorably discharged in 1987, Sgt. Quinn worked in private industry until 1989 when he was hired by the City of Hamilton
Fire Department (IAFF Local 20) where he rose to the rank of Paramedic Supervisor, retiring on St. Patrick’s Day in 2016.
Bill became introduced to the Union Movement in 1988 as a shop steward for the I.B.E.W. After a couple years on H.F.D., Bill became active in Local 20 serving in various capacities. Elected as union president in 1997, his involvement with the OAPFF began at that time serving on various committees including the then newly formed Legislative Committee.
In 2003 Bill was elected as OAPFF 4th District Vice President. In 2008 he was appointed to the Ohio EMS and Fire Board by Governor Ted Strickland. In 2010 following a restructuring of the OAPFF, Bill accepted the position of Director of Operations. In 2012 Bill was elected unanimously as OAPFF Vice President Emeritus and following the untimely death of Brother Mark Horton in February of 2017, Bill was appointed by the Executive Board as Secretary-Treasurer, being re-elected at the 2018 Convention by acclimation.
Bill has three children and lives in Trenton with his wife Faye and daughter.
1st District Vice-President (Northwest OH)
After serving two years in the US Army, Vice President Roy Hollenbacher began a career with the Lima Fire Department in
Early on in his career and surrounded by solid union leadership, Roy became actively involved and was elected to serve on the Executive Board of IAFF Local 334. Holding the position of Secretary/Treasurer throughout most of his career on the fire department. In 1990, he began at the OAPFF as the First District Work Comp & Pension Representative and was first elected OAPFF First District Vice President in 1999.
Vice President Hollenbacher has studied at the George Meany Center in Washington DC, the IAFF Political Training Academy, as well as numerous IAFF, OAPFF and SERB classes.
2nd District Vice-President (North Eastern OH)
Mike Norman joined the Cleveland Fire Department in 1997 and served as a union steward for many years before being elected Secretary of Local 93 in 2008. In 9 years as Secretary, Mike worked to enhance member communications and strengthen Local 93’s relationship with elected officials.
VP Norman was a strong proponent of Local 93 returning to the OAPFF. He is currently the Public Information Officer for Cleveland Fire Department. He attended the IAFF Political Training Academy. Mike also ran the Issue 119 Campaign that defeated a proposed change in the city charter allowing for appointed Deputy Chief Positions.
As a 1993 graduate of Ohio University’s EW Scripps school of journalism, he brings a strong communications and media background as well as experience in negotiations. Vice President Norman lives on Cleveland’s west side with his wife, Colette and two children.
3rd District Vice-President
Cory began his proud firefighting career with the Air Force while being stationed in Charleston S.C. After he was done serving with the military, Cory returned home to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming a professional fire fighter with Coshocton Fire in 2004. Cory worked his way up to the rank of captain in 2011.
Cory was elected Coshocton Local 216 Secretary Treasurer in 2005 and then later became union president in 2014. In 2016 at a special meeting he was elected to the 3rd District Vice President. Cory has two children, Caden and Cammy.
4th District Vice-President (Southwest OH)
Jon is a member of Middletown Local 336 and has been a professional fire fighter since 1995. He has spent 12 years on Local 336’s executive board, 8 of those as president. Currently, Jon serves as the OAPFF 4th District VP. The position he was elected to in 2010. He spent several years as a member of the OAPFF Legislative Committee prior to being elected to DVP.
Harvey has attended multiple trainings concerning unfair labor practices, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, handling discipline issues and labor management relations to name a few. He lives in Germantown with his wife and two children.
Jon is also OAPFF 1st Vice President
5th District Vice President (Central and Southern OH)
Dave began his career with Columbus Division of Fire in 1992. He quickly jumped into union work becoming one of 21 stewards who were in charge of disseminating information to over 1500 Local 67 members. Dave has held several positions within Local 67 including shift representative, vice president, and president. Montgomery has assisted and been lead on 2 major contract negotiations with the City of Columbus. He has attended numerous IAFF and OAPFF conferences and training sessions.
Dave currently lives in Sugar Grove, Ohio with his wife Tammy and they have 3 children.
IAFF 8th District Vice President
Mark Sanders is the IAFF 8th District Vice President which includes Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan. Mark is the former OAPFF President serving from 2004-2016. He is also past Legislative Director of the OAPFF. Mark sits on the Technical Committee for NFPA 1710, which has set industry standards for career fire department staffing and deployment. Sanders began his career as a professional fire fighter in Marion in 1981. Tough times in Marion forced the city to lay off many fire fighters in 1983 including Mark. Looking to further his career as a professional fire fighter, Sanders became a member of the Cincinnati Fire Department in 1984. Mark comes from a long line of strong union advocates. His mother was local Secretary/Treasurer of her letter carriers union for 32 years and his father, Lefty, is a past OAPFF President. So it is no surprise that with the Cincinnati Fire Department Mark began his ascent to local leadership. From Trustee to Recording Secretary and VP, Sanders was elected Local 48 President in 1994.
Family, as well as union activism, is important to Mark. He spends much of his free time with his wife, Diane, two adult children and three grandchildren . Sanders is also the driver of a Father-Son NHRA drag racing team.
This section on health care will be used to highlight any changes that the OAPFF has made in reference to our Health Care Task Force. Please be patient as this is a very delicate topic that we do not take lightly. Please check back regularly as we will be making recommendations in the future. Stay strong, Stay United, Stay Informed.UPDATE
Since 1918, members of the Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters have been on the frontlines protecting lives and property of citizens across the Buckeye State – just as the OAPFF has been there to protect the interests and health and safety of those first responders. Over the years, the profession of fire fighting has expanded to include EMS and rapid response to virtually every emergency, natural and man made. Accordingly, the OAPFF has increased its services to meet the growing needs of our members.