Union Label and Service Trades Department Executive Council
Brother Kenneth “Bill” Dean was initiated into the Local 549 (Wheeling, W.V.) apprenticeship program on December 1, 1977. He was elevated to journeyman status on July 1, 1980. He quickly rose in rank within Local 549 becoming FST/BA in November of 1994. In November of 1997, he was elected FST/BM and served in that position until being appointed by General President Joseph J. Hunt as a general organizer effective March 10, 2008. He has also served as second and first vice president of the Northern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and Northern West Virginia District Council. Effective September 30, 2013, General Organizer Bill Dean was appointed general vice president. General President Eric Dean appointed Third General Vice President Kenneth “Bill” Dean as general treasurer effective April 1, 2018.