Executive bios


Randy L. Erwin

National President

Randy Erwin serves as the National President of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), America’s first federal employee union, which was founded in 1917 and is affiliated with the IAMAW, AFL-CIO.

Randy began his career with NFFE-IAM in 2001. He joined NFFE Local 2 in Washington, D.C. and eventually became president of his local. He served three terms in that capacity. Randy served three years as the Assistant to NFFE National President Richard Brown before becoming NFFE’s legislative director in 2005. For over a decade, he served as a public spokesperson and the chief legislative advocate for NFFE. He served as executive director for a year starting in 2014, then as National Secretary-Treasurer for a year starting in 2015, and finally, was elected National President of NFFE in September of 2016. Upon being sworn-in as National President in December of 2016, Randy became the youngest sitting National President of an AFL-CIO-affiliated union.

During his tenure with NFFE, Randy has been a tireless advocate for federal workers on Capitol Hill and with the Administration. He played a key role in halting the rampant outsourcing of federal jobs, repealing the anti-worker National Security Personnel System at the Department of Defense, and protecting federal workers from countless attacks in Congress. He has been quoted in major national papers such as the Washington Post, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times. He has been featured on CNN numerous times. Randy was twice appointed by President Obama - to the Federal Salary Council and the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations.

As National President of NFFE, Randy has been steadfast in his commitment to grow the union. He launched a new organizing program within a few months of taking office, which resulted in a combined 9.2% net growth for NFFE in 2017 and 2018, his first two full years in office.

Randy grew up in Miami, FL.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. studying business. In 2007, he earned a master’s degree at Georgetown studying public policy. In 2012, he earned an MBA/MA in Government dual-degree at Johns Hopkins University. He lives with his wife, Priscilla, and twin girls, Penelope and Aurelia, in Arlington, Virginia.

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Dave Stamey


Dave Stamey serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the National Federation of Federal Employees - IAMAW. He manages the budget and finances of NFFE as well as human resources, building and office issues. Dave serves on the board of directors for Federal Employees Education and Assistance (FEEA) Fund and the Employee Thrift Advisory Council of Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB).

Dave is a 27-year member of NFFE starting as a federal employee with the U.S. Forest Service. During his tenure with NFFE, Dave served as a Steward, Chief Steward, Vice President and President of NFFE Local 1563. He was also elected as Vice President to the Forest Service Council.

Since 2009 and until his election as Secretary-Treasurer in 2016, Dave served as a National Business Representative where he negotiated 14 collective bargaining agreements at 6 different agencies, and managed numerous arbitrations and administrative proceedings such as unfair labor practice charges.

Dave has a diverse background as an organizer, filing petitions with the U.S. Air Force, APHIS, U.S. Forest Service and the General Services Administration. He is NFFE’s coordinator for federal programs at the Winpsinger Center in Hollywood, Maryland where he provides training to NFFE members on a variety issues important to labor, capitalizing on his experience at the bargaining table, grievance meetings and hearing rooms. He works with the internal and external instructors and staff to provide diverse and meaningful training at the harbor.

Dave is also an experienced advocate for federal employees and workforce issues on Capitol Hill and within the Executive Offices of the President, navigating the bureaucracy to advance the security and prosperity of federal workers.