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Stephen Courtien Field Representative

Stephen Courtien

Stephen Courtien has been a member of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) since 1998. Most recently, Steve served as the Business/Legislative Representative for the Washington DC Building and Construction Trades Council where he represented and advanced the views and interests of the Building Trades before various councils and boards. Steve was also responsible for developing and maintaining close working relationships with contractors and developers. Prior to his service with C.H.O.I.C.E. and the Washington, DC Building Trades Council, Steve served in several different capacities for IUPAT and IUPAT District Council 51.

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Jeff Guido Field Representative (Maryland)

Jeff Guido

Jeff Guido is currently an Organizer and Legislative Director for the Maryland State Pipe Trades Association, and also currently serves as the Vice President of Plumbers & Gas Fitters Local 5.  Jeff is also one of two Building Trades representatives who serve on U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer's "Make it in America" committee.

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Melissa Wells Baltimore Representative

Melissa is tasked with building and strengthening relationships with community and faith-based organizations in C.H.O.I.C.E.’s jurisdiction and as part of our goal to uplift the communities in which we live and work.

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