Colleen Maples is the Assistant Regional Director for Region 25 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)*. In that role, she supervises and coordinates investigations, analyses, and initial resolutions of unfair labor practice charges and representation petitions filed within the multi-state jurisdiction of Region 25 (contiguous portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Kentucky). A 20-year employee of the NLRB, she has extensive technical knowledge of US labor law in the private workforce and United States Postal Service. She obtained both her Bachelor’s (History) and Master’s (Human Resources and Industrial Relations) degrees from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. Colleen is a member of the Federal Executive Association, a networking and education organization for executives of various federal agencies. She is also a former member of the Labor Trafficking Subcommittee for the Indiana Protection for Abused & Trafficked Humans (IPATH) Task Force. This subcommittee was tasked with the objective to develop a labor trafficking training program that would help train organizations, including law enforcement, to identify possible labor trafficking “red flags”, develop a protocol for reporting, and mapping out potential victim services providers throughout the State of Indiana. Colleen is a widowed mother of two boys, both of whom are Flight 1 graduates, and is an active and regular volunteer at Nativity Catholic Church on Indianapolis’ southeast side.
*This inclusion of this biographical information does not imply that the NLRB endorses Flight 1 or its activities.