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International President
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

On January 29, 2001, Edwin D. Hill was appointed International President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO, and later elected President at the IBEW’s 36th International Convention, held in San Francisco, California, in September 2001 and re-elected at the 37th International Convention held in Cleveland, Ohio, in September of 2006.  Mr. Hill assumed this position after serving the IBEW for over three and one half years as both International Secretary and International Secretary-Treasurer.  President Hill also serves as a member of the Executive Council of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

Edwin D. Hill brings to his office over fifty one years of experience in serving the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in many areas of the union’s efforts.  From his days as an apprentice in 1956, to his appointment and election as International President, Mr. Hill has dedicated himself to the welfare of the members not only of the IBEW but of all working men and women.  His concern for the financial stability of his union and the fiscal security of its members has led to his involvement as Trustee of the National Electrical Benefit Fund and as Secretary of the National Electrical Annuity Fund.  Mr. Hill also serves as Trustee of both the IBEW Officers and Representatives and Office Employees Pension Plans.  From 1982 to 1994 Edwin Hill held the office of IBEW Third District Office International Representative and from 1994 – 1997, as International Vice President for the Third District.

While at Local Union 712, Ed was active on various committees, he was appointed and served as the first Registrar in 1961, President and co-founder of the Credit Union, founder of the Scholarship Fund, served as Vice President and President from 1964 – 1970, and from 1970 to 1982, Business Manager.  Ed served as Vice President and COPE Chairman for the Beaver County Central Labor Council from 1972 to 1977, and held posts on the Beaver County Building Trades Council from 1970 to 1978, serving as Treasurer, Vice President and COPE Chairman.  He has also held positions on the Executive Committee and the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania State AFL-CIO from 1976 until 1997.

Mr. Hill’s sense of community responsibility can be measured by his involvement in countless community based activities including:  The March of Dimes, the YMCA, the Executive Committee of the United Way, Beaver County Council for Economic Development and the Governor’s Committee for Economic Development serving as Chairman in 1995.  In addition, he sat on the Advisory Boards of Penn State and Geneva College and served on the Beaver County Medical Center’s Board of Directors from 1976 to 1996.

Edwin Hill graduated from Freedom Area High School, Freedom, Pennsylvania.   He completed courses at Penn State as well as completed labor courses, at the University of Indiana Pennsylvania and the George Meany Center for Labor Studies.

Even with his demanding schedule, Ed still found a little time to enjoy some of his favorite pastimes over the years of golf, skiing, snowmobiling, racquetball and most recently riding his Harley.

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