Brotherhood’s Relief and Compensation Fund

Celebrating over 100 Years

As the rail industry continues to evolve, the BR&CF is looking forward to the future and serving our members.

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International Secretary-Treasurer...

Brother Penfield was born in 1966 in Erie, Pennsylvania.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Michigan State University in 1988.  Brother Penfield hired at Norfolk Southern in 1995 as a conductor in Conneaut, Ohio.  He earned his promotion to locomotive engineer in 1998.

Brother Penfield has worked the majority of his railroad career out of Buffalo, New York; however, over the course of his 22-year career in train and engine service he has worked out of five different home terminals across multiple districts spanning from Binghamton, New York, to Peru, Indiana.

In 2012, Brother Penfield was elected legislative representative and first vice local chairman of BLET Division 659. He briefly served as the division secretary-treasurer and was subsequently elected local chairman in 2014. 

He joined the BR&CF in 2012.  He was elected assistant international secretary-treasurer at the 2016 annual meeting of the members. Brother Penfield was appointed international secretary-treasurer at the April 2017 board of directors meeting and is currently serving in that capacity today.   

Brother Penfield and his wife Jennifer have relocated to Enola, Pennsylvania.  They are the proud parents of two children.

Brian Penfield, Biography