Shari Semelsberger was elected TTD’s Secretary-Treasurer in 2021. As the department’s chief financial officer, she oversees the daily financial and administrative activities of TTD. She accounts for affiliate dues, budgets for the department and plans for the long-term fiscal needs of the organization.
Prior to being elected Secretary-Treasurer, Shari was TTD’s Office Administrator where she assisted the Secretary-Treasurer in the day-to-day financial operations of the organization, managing TTD’s bank and investment accounts, budgets, human resources, government compliance and annual audits.
Shari has a rich family history of union activism. Together, her immediate family members represent over 200 years of membership in OPEIU, Local 2 alone. They have been members of and/or been employed by IAM, ATU, IAFF, CWA, various units of the AFL-CIO, OPEIU, Letter Carriers, Operating Engineers, law enforcement, Teamsters, Yard Masters (part of SMART-TD), and NFL Players.
Shari, a native Washingtonian, graduated from the National Labor College in 2003 with a B.A. in Union Administration. She joined TTD in 1999. Shari resides in Crofton, MD with her husband Paul who retired after 31 years as the lead security officer at the AFL-CIO Headquarters Building. They have five children and four grandchildren.