Alise Martiny Appointed OPCMIA International Vice President

Alise Martiny, past President of OPCMIA Local 518 and Business Manager/Financial Secretary of the Greater Kansas City Building & Construction Trades Council, has been appointed an OPCMIA International Vice President and member of the General Executive Board by OPCMIA General President Kevin D. Sexton. Her appointment was unanimously approved by the General Executive Board.

Recipient of the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from Tradeswomen Build Nations, Vice President Martiny has been a proud OPCMIA member since she joined the Kansas City Cement Masons’ Apprenticeship Program in 1980. Since then, she has worked as a journeyperson on thousands of projects and held multiple positions with Local 518, including Apprenticeship Coordinator and Business Agent.

In 2006, Vice President Martiny was hired as Workforce Development Manager by the Builders Association, where she helped contractors and unions in recruiting and diversifying the industry’s workforce. In 2012, she was elected the K.C. Building Trades’ Business Manager/Financial Secretary — the first women to hold that position — and she has served there ever since.

“For more than four decades, Alise has earned the admiration and respect of her co-workers for being a hard worker and a team player,” General President Sexton said. “She is also a trailblazer of great courage and character who defines what it means to be a Steel Edge Woman. It has been a privilege to serve alongside her as a fellow Local 518 member and now it will be a great honor to serve with her on the General Executive Board. I know she will be a force for solidarity, progress and action as we work together to move our union forward and improve the lives of our members.”