Alternate National Legislative Director
Jared Cassity was elected by his peers in 2019 and currently serves as the Alternate National Legislative Director for the SMART Transportation Division, which is comprised of approximately 125,000 active and retired members who work in a variety of different crafts in the transportation industry. These crafts include employees on every Class I railroad, Amtrak, many shortline railroads, bus and mass transit employees, and airport personnel.
In addition to his elected roles, Cassity has also been appointed as the Union’s Chief of Safety, serves as the Director for the SMART TD National Safety Team (which assists the NTSB in major rail-related accident investigations), is SMART TD’s voting member on the Federal Railroad Administration’s C3RS Steering Committee, and is the first labor member to ever be appointed to the Transportation Security Administration’s Surface Transportation Safety Advisory Committee.
Prior to being elected an international officer, Cassity held various local and state level positions (both protective and legislative) within the Union and was a certified conductor and locomotive engineer for CSX Transportation in Russell, KY, regularly serving the coal fields of eastern Kentucky and southwestern West Virginia. His seniority date is September of 2005.
Jared works in the Union’s National Legislative Office in Washington, DC, and currently resides in Manassas, VA, with his wife, Mikki, and his two daughters Mykayla and Mykenna.