The other members are John D. Griffith, Duane Benson, Bill McCarthy
and Barbara Butts Williams.
Governor Mark Dayton appointed Kelm-Helgen, Griffith and Benson, and Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak appointed McCarthy and Butts Williams.
Since 2002, Mr. McCarthy has served as the elected President of the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.
represents 75,000 workers from more than 125 affiliated unions, including construction workers, teachers, nurses, service workers and others.
Mr. McCarthy grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota and attended Jefferson High School.
After high school, he enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam.
Following military service, he attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies.
Mr. McCarthy became actively involved with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union while working as a part-time bartender.
From 1987 to 2002, he worked initially as a Business Agent and later as the elected President for HERE Local 17.
Since 2002, Mr. McCarthy has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Twin Cities United Way.
Additionally, He is Chairman of the Board for Working Partnerships, Inc., a 501(c)(3) he founded in 2006 to serve union members in need and their families.
In March 2012, Mr. McCarthy
was named as the winner of a national United Way award for labor leadership, the Joseph A. Beirne Community Services Award.
, 59, lives in Blaine with his
wife Marie and has two grown daughters and five grandchildren.