Joseph Cook

Business Manager/FST Joseph B. Cook was elected as the Business Manager and Financial Secretary for Sheet Metal Workers Local #219 on July 1st, 2016. Prior to Joseph becoming BM/FST he served as President/Marketing Rep; Executive Board Trustee, Union Steward, OSHA instructor and Certified Welding Inspector. Joseph was accepted into SMW Local #219’s 5-year apprenticeship program in 1998. In addition to his union training, Joseph served in the Army National Guard for six years starting in 1994. He served as a Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 2000. He also worked in the nonunion sector doing HVAC/R for the year before being accepted into our apprenticeship program. Currently Joseph serves as the President for the Illinois State Council, Board of directors for ECHO, and trustee/chairman for the Employee Benefit Fund, Local Pension, JATC, and serves as the Vice President of Northwest Illinois Building Trades.

Todd Whitlock

Marketing Representative/President
Todd Whitlock was elected President and appointed Marketing Representative for Sheet Metal Workers Local #219 on July 1st, 2016. Prior to becoming President/Marketing Representative he served as Executive Board Member and Local Pension Trustee. Todd was accepted into Sheet Metal Workers Local #219’s five-year apprenticeship program in 1996. Currently Todd serves as trustee of the Employee Benefit Fund, LMC, Local Pension Fund and Northwest Illinois Building Trades. Todd has two children Macie 14 years old and Dylan 11 years old.

SMW Local 219 Executive Board

  • Joseph Cook – Business Manager / FST
  • Todd Whitlock – President / Marketing Representative
  • Chris Albrecht – Vice President
  • Michael Sneed – Recording Secretary
  • Dave Coffman – Executive Board Member


  • Charles Ellis
  • Zach Zenzen
  • Adelmo Gonzalez
  • Mike Ransom

Conductor / Warden

  • Shujun Wang

Employee Benefit Fund


  • Joseph Cook – Chairman
  • Todd Whitlock
  • Chris Albrecht


  • Erik Wintlend – Secretary
  • Duane Zovitowski
  • Kevin Rauch

Local Pension Fund

Fund Administration Manager: Joseph Cook


  • Todd Whitlock-Chairman
  • Jeremy Miklas
  • Harvey Fluker


  • Erik Wintlend – Secretary
  • David Kisting
  • Todd Byxbe

JATC / Training Fund Trustees


  • Joseph Cook – Chairman
  • Dave Coffman 
  • Nathan Martinez
  • Gary Glidden – Training Coordinator


  • Todd Byxbe-Secretary
  • Jason Berger
  • Duane Zovitowski

Helpful Links:  Sheet Metal Workers International  National Pension | 1-800-231-4622  Local Pension at John Hancock | 1-800-294-3575 SMART Online Remittance Processing Website

Insurance Office:

Northern Illinois Health Plan 3316 N. Publishers Drive

Rockford, IL 61109. Call: 815-874-9996