Newly-Elected NVP Brian Soderstrom.


On April 10, 2024, the TCU Executive Council elected Brian Soderstrom as the new National Vice President. Brother Soderstrom joined TCU in 2005 as an Ore Dock employee of the Canadian National Railway at the Duluth and Two Harbors, Minnesota, Lake Superior Iron Ore shipping facilities. On October 1, 2014, he became a Board Member of TCU Local Lodge 319 and Vice President by appointment. Brian then became the Local Chairperson for TCU LL 319 on January 1, 2016, and continued as Local Chairperson until December 31, 2022.

He was then appointed TCU Division Chairperson for Unit 46 on January 1, 2021; on August 1, 2021, he was appointed TCU Assistant National Representative for Unit 46 by National President Maratea. In December 2022, Brian was appointed as the TCU National Representative for Unit 46.

Unit 46 National Representative Kevin Lattimer.


Following Brother Soderstrom’s newly-elected position, TCU Unit 46 Assistant National Representative Kevin Lattimer will now be the National Representative of Unit 46 and Sister Esmeralda Montelongo will be the Assistant National Representative effective May 1, 2024.

Brother Kevin Lattimer began his railroad career at BNSF Railway in 2011 and worked various clerk positions in Accounts Receivable, Rating, Interline Revenue, Joint Facilities, and Intermodal/Miscellaneous Billing. He served in the U.S. Army and Kansas Army National Guard from 2000 to 2006. He graduated from Washburn University (Topeka, KS) in 2006.

Kevin Lattimer has held different officer positions within TCU Local Lodge 427 for the past ten years and is still the Local Chairman for LL 427. He was a Division Chairman for Unit 46 before being promoted to Assistant National Representative for Unit 46 in October 2022. 

Assistant National Representative Esmeralda Montelongo.


In 2007, Sister Montelongo was hired as a Trailer Container Facility (TCF) Clerk for Union Pacific in California and became a member of TCU. She has held many positions within Local Lodge 802. In 2009, Sister Esmerelda was appointed as Lodge Recording Secretary and held that position until 2011. From 2012 to 2013, she became Lodge 802 Vice President and on August 13, 2015, she was elected as Local Chairman of 801, which is a position she still currently holds. On August 1, 2021, Sister Montelongo was appointed Division Chairman. 

“Congratulations to our newly-elected and appointed brothers and sisters. I am proud of Brian, Kevin and Esmeralda, as they have excelled in their previous roles within our Union. I look forward to working with each of them as I know they will continue to put our Members first,” said National President Maratea.