Andrew J. Wesnak
Greetings! I have had the honor and privilege of serving the members of the National Slovak Society as a director for the last 10 years.
I am 58 years old and married to my wonderful wife Sharon for 26 years. We have 5 children, 9 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Our immediate family and friends are all members of the NSS.
After finishing college at Temple University where I attended on a football scholarship and played on a nationally ranked team in the late 70’s, my business career has gone in many different directions.
My first position was assistant manager of receiving at a local department store followed by employment with the Atlantic Contracting construction company holding positions as job foreman, estimator and project manager. Unfortunately the company closed and I gained employment with Lucent Technologies serving on the board of directors for local 1522 IBEW union. After the plant was sold and the work went overseas, I joined the construction labor union 1174 and have been with them for many years serving as union job steward, auditor, and sergeant at arms.
On the fraternal side, I have been a member of several Slovak societies since birth. First with the first Slovak Wreath of the Free Eagle and then, via merger in 1997, with the National Slovak Society. I have been actively involved in the fraternal system with my great grandmother, grandmother, and mother, all part of the founding group and management of the FSWFE. At the completion of college I became president of region 14 and assembly L102. With the hard work of the members and officers, assembly L102 has achieved the diamond or platinum level designation every year since our merger with the NSS.
I am involved in several umbrella groups that bring fraternal organizations together as regional alliances located all across the country. I have attended meetings of the Pennsylvania Fraternal Alliance which serves fraternals across the state of Pennsylvania. And this year I have the honor and privilege of serving as president of the New York-New Jersey Fraternal Alliance which serves the eastern united states.
It is my aim to follow in the footsteps of the fraternal leaders of my family by continuing to serve as a director of the National Slovak Society.