MCO Executive Board

MCO President Tom Tylutki

MCO President Tom Tylutki

Tom Tylutki, President

Tom was hired at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in 1984. He became a shift steward the next year and served in several chapter leadership roles at CFP. In 1994 he transferred to Huron Valley Center, where he continued to lead his chapter.

Tom was elected as an Executive Board trustee in 1998. He then served as recording secretary (2000-2001) and treasurer (2001-2004). He was elected as MCO president in 2004.

MCO Vice President/Chief of Staff Andy Potter Photo by Dave Wasinger/Lansing State Journal

MCO Vice President/Chief of Staff Andy Potter
Photo by Dave Wasinger/Lansing State Journal

Andy Potter, Vice President

 

MCO Treasurer Bill Henderson

MCO Treasurer Bill Henderson

Bill Henderson, Treasurer

Bill works at Saginaw Correctional Facility.

He started his corrections career at Egeler Correctional Facility in before transferring to Saginaw. He has served in chapter roles at both facilities.

Bill has been on the MCO Executive Board since 2002. He was first elected as a trustee. In 2004, he became treasurer.

Bill chairs the MCO Crisis Fund Committee, Scholarship Committee, and the Finance Committee.

Bill worked in retail management before joining the MDOC.

MCO Recording Secretary Brent Kowitz

MCO Recording Secretary Brent Kowitz

Brent Kowitz, Recording Secretary

Brent is the Vice President at Parnall Correctional Facility. In his 24 years with the MDOC, he has served at five prisons with security levels from I to IV. Brent has been a chapter official for about 15 years.

“I felt inspired to lead because I care about the safety and security of officers who work in a very dangerous and unpredictable environment,” Brent said. He has been a strong advocate for a safe working environment throughout his career.

Brent has been the co-chair of the MDOC/MCO joint Health and Safety committee since 2012. He was elected to the MCO Executive Board in 2008 and was elected recording secretary in 2010.

MCO Executive Board Trustee Cary Johnson

MCO Executive Board Trustee Cary Johnson

Cary Johnson, Trustee

Cary has worked at Cotton Correctional Facility since starting with the MDOC in 1995. She became chief steward in 1997.

Cary began serving on the MCO Executive Board as a trustee in 2004.

She has chaired the Uniform Committee, Civil Rights Committee, the Efficiency Committee, and MCO’s Correctional Fatigue/PTSD Initiative. She has served on the bargaining team for four contracts.

Highlights of her unionism include participation in the Gettysburg War College and the restructuring of MCO in 2016.

She was the MDOC Corrections Officer of the Year in 2017.

Cary is also a dedicated mother.

Her favorite leadership quote is: “Leadership cannot be given it must be earned, it cannot be taken away, you lose it by lack of performance.”

MCO Executive Board Trustee Ray Sholtz

MCO Executive Board Trustee Ray Sholtz

Ray Sholtz, Trustee

Ray is a corrections officer at the St. Louis Correctional Facility and has more than 20 years with the MDOC.

Ray has served as a chapter official for 18 years and as a member of the Executive Board for 10 years.

He is a Marine Corps veteran and chair of the MCO Military Members Committee.

Ray is also the Marion Township Supervisor in Saginaw County.

Ray previously worked at Macomb and Saginaw correctional facilities.

MCO Executive Board Trustee Byron Osborn

MCO Executive Board Trustee Byron Osborn

Byron Osborn, Trustee

Byron works at the Chippewa Correctional Facility. He hired with the MDOC in 1994 and has been a chapter official since 1999.

Byron was elected to the MCO Executive Board as a trustee in 2014.

MCO Executive Board Trustee Ed Clements

MCO Executive Board Trustee Ed Clements

Ed Clements, Trustee

Ed works at Baraga Correctional Facility, where he’s the chapter vice president. He has 13 years with the department. He was elected to the MCO Executive Board in 2010.

Ed served twenty years in the Air Force before moving back to his hometown and joining corrections.

“When I started with the department, I heard people talking about our union – some of it favorable, a lot of it indifferent,” Ed said. “I looked into it and decided I wanted to be part of it, not just in it. My time as a leader has been some of the most challenging and rewarding times of life and I am very grateful that the members have allowed me to serve.”

MCO Executive Board Trustee Scott Waggoner

MCO Executive Board Trustee Scott Waggoner

Scott Waggoner, Trustee

Scott was hired by the MDOC in 1992. In his years with the state, he has worked at Adrian Temporary Correctional Facility, Huron Valley TRV, and Parr Hwy Correctional Facility. Now he works at Gus Harrison Correctional Facility.

Scott was the Huron Valley TRV Officer of the Year in 1995.

He has been an MCO chapter leader since 1994. He has served the union as a shift steward, chief steward, vice president, and president.

Scott was elected to the MCO Executive Board in 2016.

 

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