Acting General Counsel, Peter A. Sutton
Deputy General Counsel Peter A. Sutton became Acting General Counsel on January 20, 2017. Mr. Sutton joined the FLRA shortly after the agency was established in 1979. He has been a senior manager with the agency since 1991, culminating in his appointment as Regional Director for the Chicago Region in April 2005. Since then, Mr. Sutton simultaneously served in critical leadership positions on an acting basis, including Acting Deputy General Counsel and Acting Regional Director of the Washington Region. Mr. Sutton was appointed Deputy General Counsel on March 11, 2013.
In addition to his agency responsibilities, Mr. Sutton is a long time member of the Chicago-Kent College of Law Federal Sector Conference Advisory Board and is a frequent speaker at that annual conference. He has taught and spoken at many other federal sector educational conferences sponsored by the FLRA, other federal government agencies, the Federal Management Institute, Federal Dispute Resolution (LRP), and the Society of Federal Labor and Employment Relations Professionals. In recognition of his extraordinary public service, the American Bar Association (ABA), Section on Labor and Employment Law presented the prestigious Federal Labor and Employment Attorney of the Year award to Mr. Peter Sutton in 2010. Mr. Sutton attended Holy Cross (B.A., 1975) and received his law degree from New England School of Law (J.D., 1979).
Assistant General Counsel for Appeals, Cabrina S. Smith
Cabrina S. Smith became the Assistant General Counsel for Appeals in January 2017. Her responsibilities include assisting the General Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel in determining the validity of appeals of Regional Offices' case dispositions and Freedom of Information Act disclosure determinations. Cabrina is also responsible for conducting Quality Reviews of Regional Offices case-processing procedures. Before joining the OGC as Assistant General Counsel for Appeals, Cabrina began her career as an Attorney in the Washington Regional Office in 2003, until she transferred to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Labor Relations (LR) Litigation Division in 2006. In 2010, Cabrina became Director of the FAA LR Litigation Division, before returning to the FLRA in 2015 to serve as Chief of the Authority's Office of Case Intake and Publication. Cabrina graduated from Northwestern State University and obtained her J.D. degree from Howard University.
Assistant General Counsel for Operations, Legal Policy, and Representation Casehandling, Kurt Rumsfeld
Kurt Rumsfeld became the Assistant General Counsel for Operations and Legal Policy in September, 2013. His responsibilities include assisting the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel in managing the OGC’s regional operations and providing support for the effective and efficient enforcement and administration of the Statute. Before joining the FLRA, Kurt practiced labor and employment law with a private law firm for over seventeen years, representing public employees and unions in federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the country on a full range of labor relations and employment-related matters. Kurt has also served as Legal Counsel for the International Association of Fire Fighters, and he began his career in labor law as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor. Kurt graduated from Williams College, and he received his law degree from Northeastern University Law School. He also has a LL.M in Labor and Employment Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
Regional Director, Richard Jones
Richard S. Jones was appointed Regional Director for the Atlanta Region in January 2012 after serving as the Acting Regional Director since January 2009. Before that he was the Regional Attorney in Atlanta since October 2002. He began his career in the Federal service in 1984 as a Field Attorney with the Atlanta Regional Office. He then served as the Atlanta Region’s Litigation Specialist from 1989 until becoming the Regional Attorney in 2002. Mr. Jones received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.
Regional Attorney, Brent Hudspeth
Brent S. Hudspeth was appointed Regional Attorney in the Atlanta Regional Office in June 2012. He joined the Atlanta Region in 1991 and has served as Senior Attorney since 2001. Previously, Mr. Hudspeth practiced labor and employment law in Tennessee. Mr. Hudspeth earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, a Master of Business Administration, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi.
Boston Regional Office
Regional Director, Philip Roberts
Philip T. Roberts was appointed Regional Director for the Boston Region in August 2011 after being designated Acting Regional Director in January 2008. Before that, Mr. Roberts served as the Regional Attorney for the Boston Region beginning in March 2003. He began his career in the Federal service in 1986 as Field Attorney with the FLRA's Atlanta Regional Office. Mr. Roberts transferred to the FLRA's Chicago Regional Office in 1991, where he served as a Field Attorney and later as the Region's Dispute Resolution Specialist. In 1997, Mr. Roberts served as the FLRA's Acting Director of the FLRA's Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) program in Washington, D.C. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and a Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Regional Attorney, William Kirsner
William (Bill) Kirsner was appointed Regional Attorney for the Boston Region in August 2012. He graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, with a degree in History (High Honors), and from the Ohio State University, College of Law, with a Juris Doctorate (Honors). Bill started work as a General Attorney in the Dallas Region in 1995, and had served as the Senior Dispute Resolution Specialist in this Office since 1999. He has been actively involved in OGC nationwide training initiatives.
Chicago Regional Office
Regional Director, Sandra LeBold
Sandra LeBold was appointed Regional Director for the Chicago Regional Office in July 2014. Previously, she served as the Regional Attorney for the Chicago Regional Office since June 2012. She has worked for the FLRA for 21 years (1979-1988 and 2000-2012) serving in various positions including Staff Attorney, Supervisory Attorney, and Dispute Resolution Specialist. Ms. LeBold also worked as an Administrative Law Judge for the Illinois Human Rights Commission (1997-2000). She received a B.A. from Indiana University, M.A. from Purdue University, and J.D. from DePaul University School of Law.
Regional Attorney, Greg Weddle
Greg Weddle was appointed Regional Attorney in the Chicago Regional Office in August 2014. He began working as an attorney in the Chicago Region in 1996 and served as a Senior Attorney since 2001. Before coming to the FLRA, Mr. Weddle worked for the Social Security Administration in Michigan from 1986 to 1993. He attended law school from 1993 to 1996, during which time he worked in private sector law firms concentrating in labor and employment law. Mr. Weddle received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Public Service from Northern Illinois University and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Dallas Regional Office
Regional Director, Charlotte A. Dye
Charlotte A. Dye became the Regional Director for the Dallas Region in December 2016. Charlotte began her career as a General Attorney in the Dallas Regional Office in 1992. Charlotte also served as the Dispute Resolution Specialist for the Dallas Regional Office. In 1998, Charlotte was promoted to the position of Regional Attorney for this Office, and in 2015, Charlotte was promoted again to the position of Acting Regional Director. Charlotte obtained her J.D. degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and a Master of Public Administration from Texas Tech University Center for Public Service.
Regional Attorney, Michael Quintanilla
Michael Quintanilla became the Regional Attorney of the Dallas Regional Office in 2017. Michael began his career with the FLRA at the Dallas Regional Office in 2002. In 2009, Michael became a Senior Attorney in this Office, and continued in that position until he was selected to be the Acting Regional Attorney in 2016. Michael received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Southwest Texas State University and taught for the Dallas Public School system prior to attending and receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence from University of Houston Law Center in 2001.
Denver Regional Office
Regional Director, Timothy Sullivan
Timothy Sullivan was appointed Regional Director for the Denver Regional Office in June 2015. Before that Tim had been the Regional Attorney since June 2012. He received a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Oklahoma and a J.D. with distinction, from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Mr. Sullivan began his career with the FLRA in 1987, and has since worked in a variety of roles the the Denver Regional Office, including Dispute Resolution Specialist when he was responsible for the oversight of all training activities sponsored by the Region in the areas of labor-management cooperation, and interest-based negotiations. Mr. Sullivan had served as a Senior Attorney in the Denver Regional Office since 2003.
Regional Attorney, Paige Swenson
Paige Swenson was appointed Regional Attorney for the Denver Regional Office in December 2015. Ms. Swenson began her career with the FLRA at the Atlanta Regional Office in 1997 and served as a Senior Attorney since 2002. Ms. Swenson transferred to the Denver Regional Office in July 2010. She served as the Acting Regional Attorney in Denver on two earlier occasions. Ms. Swenson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from Emory University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.
San Francisco Regional Office
Regional Director, John R. Pannozzo, Jr.
John R. Pannozzo, Jr. was appointed Regional Director for the San Francisco Region in September 2016. Previously, Mr. Pannozzo had been the Regional Attorney for the San Francisco Region from 2012 until his appointment as the Regional Director. Mr. Pannozzo began his career with the FLRA at the Boston Regional Office in 1984, and transferred to the Los Angeles Region in early 1985. He moved to a private sector firm in Oakland, California in 1988, and returned to the FLRA as an attorney in the San Francisco Region in 1992. He served as a Senior Attorney from March 2001 through July 2012. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, a J.D. from New England Law in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Master's Degree in Labor Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
Washington Regional Office
Regional Director, Jessica Bartlett
Jessica Bartlett was appointed Regional Director for the Washington Region in December 2016. Jessica began her career at the Washington Regional Office in 2003 and then she transferred to the Federal Aviation Administration where she was responsible for many facets of labor litigation. In 2009, Jessica returned to the FLRA where she served as a Senior Attorney and Acting Regional Attorney. In 2010, Jessica became the Regional Attorney for the Washington Regional Office, and served in that position until she was appointed to be Acting Regional Director of this Office in July 2015. Jessica graduated from Mary Washington College, and then obtained a J.D. degree from George Mason University.
Regional Attorney, Douglas Guerrin
Douglas Guerrin was appointed Regional Attorney for the Washington Region in January 2017. Before that, Doug served as a Senior Attorney for the Washington Regional Office since April 2013. He served as Acting Regional Attorney for the Washington Regional Office from July through October 2016. Doug began his career with the Washington Regional Office in April 2010. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2005 with a degree in Political Science and History, and then received a J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School in 2009.