Herb Whitaker started his Teamster career in 1991 as a warehouseman at Sysco, working as a selector and loader on night shift, before progressing to day shift work in 2001. In 2003, Whitaker became a Sysco driver and took a Local 455 steward’s role. In 2017, Whitaker became an Organizer working on the IBT’s national campaign to organize Sysco workers across the country. Whitaker was hired as a Business Agent in 2018. He moved into the position as Local 455 Vice President in May 2023.