Frank Connolly, Jr. began his career with Teamsters Local 817 in June of 1978, first as a loader/helper, then as a truck driver on commercial, television and feature film shoots. He became a Captain in 1993 until 1998 when he became an Organizer/Field Representative for the local.
In 2000, he was elected as a trustee on the Local 817 Executive Board while still organizing live event, commercial, concert, music video and theatrical productions as well as film equipment rental houses, ever mindful of strengthening ties with all the IATSE locals in the entertainment industry.
In 2012, Frank became a trustee of the Local 817 Pension, Welfare and Scholarship Funds and Secretary-Treasurer. He seeks to maintain support from all elected officials who support the Film Tax Credit in all of our jurisdictions.