Cherri Senders, Publisher
Cherri Senders has been communicating about and for labor unions for more than 20 years and finally decided what the Labor Movement needed was an accurate and up-to-date union shopping guide – chock full of union-made products and services. And so Labor 411 was born. Now, she is very excited about Labor 411’s national expansion. Her company, Senders Communications Group, works with dozens of labor unions in Los Angeles and around California, producing newsletters, web sites, enews and social media – helping working families get a leg up in this economy. A journalist for more than a dozen years, Cherri honed her skills writing about social issues for local and national publications ranging from Omni, Working Woman and California Magazine to the LA Times and the LA Weekly. She has a BA from the University of Maryland.
Robert Fulton, Executive Editor
Robert Fulton brings two decades of writing and editing experience to the table in shaping Labor 411’s print and online directories. Working with the publisher, he is responsible for focusing the project’s overall direction, from editorial concepts to marketing strategies. Robert earned a Master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins and a BA from the University of California, San Diego.
Evan Henerson, Editor
Evan’s career as a writer, editor and blogger spans journalism and nonprofit communications. His work has appeared in publications ranging from Orange Coast Magazine to TV Guide, to International Bowling Industry, American Theatre and the Los Angeles Daily News where he was a staff writer for nine years. While earning his Master’s Degree in Professional Writing from USC, Evan walked the entire length of Ventura Boulevard. The 16.7 mile trek from Studio City to Calabasas took him through his hometown of Sherman Oaks. He lives in the west San Fernando Valley with his wife and two sons.
Sahid Fawaz, Social Media Director
Sahid Fawaz is a social media and communications expert with over a decade of digital media experience in the labor movement. He brings a wealth of knowledge and insight on building online communities and tailoring messages specifically for social media and the web. He previously served as Communications Director for the American Federation of Musicians International. Sahid has a BA from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business, and a JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Brian Bullen, Business Development Director
Brian comes to Labor 411 with 20+ years in media sales and marketing, including at the LA Weekly, where he also represented more than 50 alternative weeklies for the Voice Media Group national rep firm, and the Daily Newsgroup. He also worked in out-of-home advertising as the National Director of Business Development for Simon Property Group. A native of Southern California, Brian is also a big music and movie fan and has the 411 on the best taco trucks in Los Angeles.
Sven, Graphic Designer / Web Developer
Sven brings more than a decade of experience in the fields of graphic and web design, video editing, and project management to his role as a Graphic Designer at Senders Communications Group. He’s an ambitious problem solver with a strong passion for both graphic and interactive media. Sven graduated with honors from the Art Institute of California – Orange County, and has created charity events for Nepal earthquake victims and Nepalese orphanages. When not creating dynamic designs or problem solving, Sven can be found soaking up the California sun whenever possible.