Meet the Office Staff

Administrative Assistant – Lori Espinosa

Lori serves as the Administrative Assistant to Directing Business Representative, Sam Cicinelli, as well as the Business Representatives and Organizer.  Lori was hired as the Administrative Assistant with Local 701 in August 1994.

Education:  Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Management, Benedictine University




Union Bookkeeper shops E-N – Catherine Lando

Catherine serves as the Head Bookkeeper in the Union office. Previously, she worked as the Manager in the Local 701 Credit Union.  Catherine was hired with Local 701 in April 1989.




Union Bookkeeper Shops D & O through Z and UPS – Nicole Panico 

Nicole serves as a Bookkeeper in the Union office and was hired in 2017. Nicole previously worked at Al Piemonte Ford where her duties included payroll, accounts payable and other secretarial tasks.





General Counsel – Jacob Schermer 

Jacob Schermer serves as General Counsel to Local 701. He received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in Spring 2020. In law school, he worked as a law clerk for the Service Employees International Union’s Office of General Counsel through the Peggy Browning Fellowship Program. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from McGill University in 2017.