EDWIN D. HILL
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, which was held in San Francisco, California, in September 2001. Ed Hill was unanimously re-elected as the International President at the
IBEW’s 37th International Convention, which was held in Cleveland, Ohio, in September 2006. Prior to Mr. Hill’s appointment to International President, he served the IBEW for over three and one half years as both International Secretary and International Secretary-Treasurer.
Edwin D. Hill brings to his office over fifty seven 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. 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. President Hill serves as a member of the Executive Council of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. 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.
While at Local Union 712, Ed was active on various committees, President and cofounder of the Credit Union, 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 since 1995. In addition, he sat on the Advisory Boards of Penn State and Geneve College and serves on the Beaver County Medical Center’s Board of Directors.
Edwin Hill who graduated from Freedom High School had attended Penn State and the University of Indiana. He had also completed labor courses at Penn State and at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies.
Even with his demanding schedule, Ed still finds a little time to enjoy some of his favorite pastimes of golf, skiing, snowmobiling and racquetball.