James "Curb" Curbeam
James “Curb” Curbeam has been a proud member of Teamsters Local 480 in Nashville, TN since 1996. Curbeam began his career at Trailer Conditioners Inc. (UPS), and then, went to work at Yellow Transportation (YRC) in 2002.
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Eric Tate's motto is: Honesty, integrity, education, and hard work leads to success and his bio depicts that he lives by his motto. His career as a Teamster began in 1992 when he was hired by Laidlaw Transit as a bus driver. After a year as a driver, he gained the trust of his co-workers, and they elected him Shop Steward.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Mr. Nathaniel Jackson has dedicated his life to his family, civic service, and diligently toiling to aid and assist the Teamsters Union for over forty years.
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Ronald Patton, a Compton, California native, has a Master's Degree in business and teaches financial literacy and life skills based around the importance of time and money management to underserved youth. Ronald started his working relationship the Teamsters when he produced a number of campaign videos for a Southern California local . After seeing his work, Eric Tate, Secretary-Treasurer of the World Famous 848, appointed Ronald as the Media Director for Local 848, where he oversees media operations and produces various videos under the TEAM 848 brand name. Ronald started his working relationship the Teamsters when he produced a number of videos for Teamster members of Local 952. After seeing his work, Eric Tate, Secretary-Treasurer of the World Famous 848, appointed Ronald as the Media Director for Local 848, where he produces videos under the TEAM 848 brand name.
In February of 2023, Richard Teems, President of the Southern California Chapter of the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC), appointed Ronald as Chairman of the Career Day Committee. Taking on this task, Ronald created “United We Stand,” a program that works with educators, dignitaries and employers to educate students on various trade industries, as well as provide them with useful information and resources regarding the various careers that are available to them after high school.
In May of 2023, James (Curb) Curbeam, National Chairman of the TNBC, appointed Ronald as the National Media Director of the organization. In this role, Ronald will expand TNBC’s social media reach and connect with local TNBC chapters to assist them in their online activities. Ronald is committed to building the TNBC as a nationally recognized force and growing the organization’s numbers, locally and nationally.