LOU FERRANTE Service Director/Assistant Business Manager– Lou is a fourth-generation painter who joined Local 841 as an apprentice in 1978 then cleared into Local 867 in 1987. He became a Trustee and Delegate in 1996, elected Financial Secretary for 9 years and Painter Instructor until 2010. Lou earned his Associate degree from Marshall University, and bachelor’s degree in Labor Studies from the National Labor College in 2007. Lou is a Trustee on the Painting Industry Insurance Fund, the Annuity Fund, Finishing Trades Institute of the Ohio Region, Mahoning & Trumbull County Building Trades Insurance Fund, and the Toledo Painters and Allied Trades Pension Plan. He serves as an advisor on the Cleveland Painters Joint Trade Board and has negotiated many DC 6 contracts during his time served.