Field Supervisor Profiles

Our Field Supervisors are here to serve the brotherhood and to provide support, education and service to the members of the UTUIA.  Learn more about each of them below.


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Christian Fly

Chris joined the UTUIA in 2002 as a Local Ins. Rep. while working as a CSX Freight Conductor in Rocky Mount, NC. In 2005, Chris accepted the opportunity to serve as an Asst. Field Supervisor and was promoted to Field Supervisor in 2008.  Chris is a Disabled Veteran as a result of his service to his country from 1987 – 1992.  It is through that deeper understanding of the financial and emotional needs, that often come with being sick or disabled, that drives Chris to consistently seek out better ways to serve his Union Brothers, Sisters and their families. Chris currently resides in Nashville, NC with wife Angela and 2 daughters.  His motto is a simple one:  “treat others as you’d expect to be treated, with compassion and understanding.”


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Gregory Hale

Greg is a third generation railroader coming off of the Norfolk Southern railroad.  He is also a retired professional firefighter.  Greg joined the UTUIA in 2008 and is a second generation Field Supervisor, having followed in his father’s footsteps.  He has a strong commitment to serve his Brothers and Sisters by protecting their families and securing their savings. When asked, Greg will tell you he is NASCAR’s number one fan but, what he has no hesitation telling anyone is that his Dad is his hero.



David Liddle

Brother Liddle has served as Field Supervisor since 2018, and previously as Assistant Field Supervisor beginning 2015. Having attended El Camino College, he holds two certificates, with a Major in Business Management. David hired with BNSF Railway Company in 1997 and currently holds seniority out of Los Angeles, CA being a member in good standing of Local 1674. David additionally holds office as Assoc. General Chairperson GO – 020 and Vice Chairperson, CA Legislative Board. Brother Liddle also serves as Local Chairperson and Legislative Representative of his Local. His experience as Associate GC (Arbitrative) and Vice Chairperson (Legislative) has given him a well-rounded understanding of the challenges facing both the Bus and Rail industries and allows the inner knowledge necessary to serve his diverse membership base in a fuller capacity. David enjoys investing, studying, reading, along with hiking and traveling. He is happily married to Rowena Jane Liddle and has four children. They reside together in Torrance, CA.



Chris Malley

Chris began his railroad career in 1994 after serving in the United States Army for Three Years. He was hired on as a Conductor for Conrail in Enola, PA and later promoted to Locomotive Engineer while working for Norfolk Southern. He is a proud member of SMART local 830, currently serving as Local Chairman, Treasurer, and Local Legislative Representative.

Initially, Chris began his insurance career as a Local Insurance Representative in PA. In 2015 he was promoted to the position of Field Supervisor with the UTUIA. Being very familiar with the unique needs of the members of the transportation industry, Chris is extremely committed to helping those members secure their families’ financial futures. When not on the road, Chris enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family and friends.



Jay Seegmiller

Jay is a 4th generation railroader who started his railroad career as a teenager in 1976 on the UPRR working as a Switchman, Brakeman, Conductor and Yardmaster.  In 1987 Jay went to work as a Conductor on Amtrak.  Jay has been a very active Union Member and has served as a Local Vice President, Local Chairman, Delegate, Legislative Representative, and has been the UTU/SMART-TD Utah State Legislative Director since 2001.
Jay has also been a very active member of his community, having served on the Transportation Committee in Sandy City, Utah, and as a Representative in the Utah State Legislature.
Jay and his wife Michelle have been married 38 years and they have been blessed with 4 children, and 9 grandchildren.
Jay has been a longtime advocate of UTUIA, and has owned UTUIA insurance most of his adult life.  Jay is committed to helping working families secure their futures. 


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Charlie Skidmore

Charlie was born and raised in the “Steel City”, Pueblo, CO., a blue collar community with a long and historic Labor history.  His family is a 4th generation union household.  He started his Railroad career at age 18 with the Colorado & Wyoming Railway.  Throughout his 35 year membership in UTU local #204, now SMART-TD, he has served as Local Trustee, vice Local Chairman, Local Chairman, local Vice President, President, Delegate and current Legislate Representative.  He proudly serves as the Assistant State Director for Colorado, a position he has enjoyed for the past 15 years. In 2007, he was honored to accept the privilege of becoming a Field Supervisor with the UTUIA. It has been his mission ever since, to provide the highest quality insurance protection, competitive rates and outstanding personal service for the members of the UTUIA and their families. Charlie and his wife Elaine have been married for 28 years and have 3 wonderful adult children and 4 very special grandchildren.


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Matt Tolliver

Matt hired on in the Rail Industry in 1998 with NS. His seniority is in Appalachia Virginia. He has served as the Local Chairman for Local 1601 since 2004, and is also currently the S&T, the Legislative Rep,  Delegate,  and a one term Virginia State Legislative Chairperson. He hired on with the UTUIA/SMART in 2015 as an Assistant Field Supervisor and was promoted to Field Supervisor 2 ½ years later.  He is a Cum Laude Graduate from Walters State University. He also graduated from NS’s Locomotive Engineer Training School top in his class. “I genuinely believe with all my heart that the biggest service I can do is to help every member understand the importance of being ready for the unfortunate circumstances life can bring.” In his spare time Matt enjoys relaxing in his small hometown of Cumberland Gap Tennessee alongside his wife Amber.


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Steve White

Steve hired on the CSXT railroad as a Conductor in 1998 and was promoted to Engineer in 2003.  He has served as Local Chairman, Local Insurance Rep., as well as, Secretary and Treasurer for the S.C. Legislative Board. Steve currently serves as the Secretary and Treasurer for his local 1814.  He also serves as a Delegate for SMART, Delegate for UTUIA, Legislative Rep. for local 1814, and Vice-Chairman for S.C. Legislative Board. In his free time, you will find Steve riding his Harley and enjoying the company of his friends.