Eric Dean is the General President of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Eric followed three previous generations of his family into the trade by joining Ironworkers Local Union 63. He has held offices at the Local level, he was an apprentice instructor for the International and has served as General Organizer, General Vice President, General Secretary and then became General President. As General President, Eric represents North America’s 130,000 union Ironworkers on the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO and the Governing Board of Presidents of North America’s Building Trades Unions.
He is married to Judy, father of three and grandfather to six.