At the September 13, 2007, general membership meeting, Business Manager Christopher Erikson recommended the appointment of Thomas Capurso as a Business Representative. The recommendation was unanimously approved.
He has been assigned to represent construction electricians in Westchester County.
Brother Capurso was initiated in Local 501, IBEW in 1988. He became a member of Local 3 upon the merger of Local 501 into Local 3 in 1992. He served his apprenticeship and has been employed in the industry as a journeyman, foreman, general foreman and job steward. He is an instructor in the White Plains/Fairfield Apprentice Training Program, the National Electric Code Class for 1996 and Empire State College from 2003 to 2005.
As an apprentice, he graduated with a high honors diploma and was the recipient of the NJATC’s Outstanding Achievement Award and the White Plains/Fairfield JATC’s Outstanding Dedication & Achievement Award for 1992-1993. He has attended the National Instructors Training Institute which is sponsored by the IBEW/NECA National Joint Apprentice Training Council, at the University of Tennessee.
He is a member of the Westchester Mechanics Association since 1993. His is a member of the Catholic Council and Sportsmen’s Club North. He served as delegate to the Westchester-Putnam Counties AFL-CIO. He is a Board Member of Westchester-Putnam Workforce Investment Board. He is a Board Member of the Westchester Electrical License Board. He is also a Trustee of the Pension Committee and The Educational and Cultural Trust Fund. He is a member of the “Sword of Light” band and served as the Band’s “Pipe Major” since 2005 to 2007.
He is a member of the Advisory Committee of White Plains since 1994 and served as the chairman of the White Plains/Fairfield 2004 “A” Electrician’s Negotiating Committee.
Born and raised in Yonkers, N.Y. he is a graduate of Sacred Heart Elementary School, Saunders Trade & Technical H.S. and Westchester Community College.
He and his wife, Patricia, have two children, Stephen and Franklin and reside in Peekskill, N.Y.