President Brett Voorhies was born and raised in Speedway, Indiana. Voorhies started on the shop floor at Rexnord/Link Belt in Indianapolis as a proud member of the United Steelworkers (USW). As a rank and file member, he served as a Union steward, member for both the safety and legislative committees, and as Editor of his local union newsletter. His proven leadership qualities led him to a staff position as the Legislative and Political Coordinator for Indiana and Illinois for USW, District 7, which he held for over 10 years. Voorhies was elected President of the Central Indiana Labor Council in 2011. In December of 2013, he was elected President of the Indiana AFL-CIO at its 28th Biennial State Convention and is now serving his third term as our State Federation President. President Voorhies enjoys music, racing, riding his Harley and spending time with his family. During his leadership as President of the Indiana State AFL-CIO, the federation has gained substantial financial stability, increased participation and affiliation and launched a powerful labor candidate program to recruit, train and election union members to political office. President Voorhies currently serves on the Wayne Township Merit Board, Anthem Labor Advisory Board, Indianapolis Airport Authority Board and the National AFL-CIO Advisory Council.