The OPCMIA General Executive Board has unanimously appointed Vice President Richard A. Bailey to serve as General Secretary-Treasurer, effective February 1, 2023. He succeeds Kevin D. Sexton, who will become OPCMIA General President on the same date.
Brother Bailey joined OPCMIA Local 109, Akron Ohio in 1979 as an Apprentice Cement Mason. After his graduation in 1982, he worked for various concrete contractors in the Akron-Cleveland market, serving as a Journeyman, Foreman and job site Steward.
Brother Bailey was appointed an OPCMIA International Organizer in 2000 by then-General President John Dougherty and became an International Representative in 2005. He was elected Vice President by delegates to the 2014 International Convention and re-elected in 2019. He has served in many capacities over his career with the OPCMIA, the most recent one as Senior Trustee at Local 577 CO-WY during its Trusteeship.
“Brother Bailey is an outstanding trade unionist who is deeply devoted to the well-being of our members,” said General President-Elect Sexton. “His experience and his integrity will serve our members well as he takes the office of General Secretary-Treasurer, and I look forward to continuing to work with him as we lead our union to its best days yet.”
Brother Bailey and his wife, Linda, have three adult children and numerous grandchildren.