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Jammi Ouellette

Board Member, Asst. to the International President for Membership Development, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

Jammi Ouellette is the IBEW’s assistant to the international president for membership development. The first woman of color to hold the position, she oversees the organizing efforts of the 775,000-member electrical workers’ union and maintains responsibility for the three divisions of the union’s Membership Development Department, including more than 100 permanent staff.

A California native, Ouellette began her IBEW career as a service representative for Pacific Gas & Electric in 2006, where she joined Local 1245. She took on leadership roles, first as a shop steward and later as recording secretary and vice chairperson for her unit at PG&E. She also worked on political campaigns critical to workers’ rights, first at home in California against a paycheck deception initiative and later around the country, including battles against anti-worker laws in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin. 

In 2014, Ouellette joined Local 1245 as a full-time organizer and served as a delegate to the Electrical Workers’ Minority Caucus, Reach Out and Engage Next-Generation Electrical Workers, and the AFL-CIO’s Next Up Young Workers Program. During her time at Local 1245, she earned a reputation as a gifted organizer and strategist, leading campaigns at home and assisting on organizing drives across the United States.

In 2017, she was appointed director of professional and industrial organizing for the Membership Development Department, where she helped welcome nearly 700 Atlanta Gas Light utility workers into the IBEW in 2018 and another 650 utility workers at LUMA Energy in Puerto Rico in 2021, among other victories.

She was appointed to her current role in August 2022.