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Thomas Walsh

Thomas Walsh

Appointed by
Board of Supervisors

Term expires
12-31-20

Education Requirements
Met Requirements

Mr. Walsh is an appointed member of the Board of Retirement. As a leader in his union, UNITE HERE, for over 30 years, he has dedicated his career to empowering working people in the hospitality industry to obtain and maintain defined benefit pensions. He has served UNITE HERE both locally and nationally in various capacities, most notably as an elected officer of UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents 30,000 members in Southern California and Arizona who work in hotels, restaurants, universities, convention centers, and airports.

His notable accomplishments include:

  • Director and President Emeritus, UNITE HERE Local 11
  • President, UNITE HERE Local 11
  • President, Hotel Employees and Restaurants Employees (HERE) Local 814
  • Founding Board Member, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
  • Vice President/Board Member, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
  • Vice President/Board Member, Orange County Labor Federation
  • Executive Committee Member/Board of Trustees, UNITE HERE HEALTH
  • Board Chair/Trustee, Los Angeles Hotel-Restaurant Employer-Union Retirement Fund
  • Trustee, Santa Monica Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Retirement Fund
  • Board Chair/Trustee, Los Angeles Hospitality Training Academy (HTA)
  • Board Chair/Trustee, Los Angeles Hotel-Restaurant Employer-Union Legal Fund
  • Bachelor's Degree, Georgetown University
  • Resides in Northeast Los Angeles; he and his wife have three adult sons