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Carla K. Coffman Named Assistant to the Regional Director in NLRB Region 14—St. Louis

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Today, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announced the appointment of Carla K. Coffman as the Assistant to the Regional Director of Region 14.  With a Regional Office in St. Louis, Missouri, a Subregional Office in Overland Park, Kansas, and a Resident Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the staff of Region 14 is responsible for conducting elections, investigating unfair labor practice charges, and protecting the rights of employees throughout areas of Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, and Illinois. In her new position working in the Overland Park, Kansas office, Ms. Coffman will assist Regional Director Andrea J. Wilkes in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act. 

A Kansas native, Ms. Coffman began her career with the Agency in 1991 as a Clerk-Stenographer (Group Secretary) and a year later was promoted from Secretary to the Regional Attorney.  She entered the Bridge Program in 1996 and three years later, she was promoted to the position of Field Examiner. In this capacity, Ms. Coffman regularly handled complex investigations and elections and served as a mentor to many newer agents.  In 2019, Ms. Coffman was promoted to the position of Supervisory Field Examiner, where she supervised a team of Field Attorneys and Field Examiners.

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees, employers, and unions from unfair labor practices and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year. Region 14 serves areas in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma from its Regional Office in St. Louis, its Subregional Office in Overland Park, and its Resident Office in Tulsa.