Joseph “Joe” Hunt was elected Chairman of the Ullico Board of Directors in August 2006 and has served on the Board since 2003. He is also President Emeritus of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, having served as the organization’s President from 2001 until 2011.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Hunt was an Executive Board Member of the Metal Trades Department, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO. He has also been a member of the Governing Board of Presidents of the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department.
Additionally, Mr. Hunt was an Executive Board Member of the Maritime Trades Department and a Vice President of the AFL-CIO. He was President of the Iron Workers District Council of St. Louis. Earlier, he was a general organizer assigned to International Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
He was also a board member of the Maria Droste Home, a trustee of the Arch Mutual Fund and a board member of Firmco. He was appointed to both PRIDE (a St. Louis labor/management coalition) and the Missouri Atomic Energy Commission. While in St. Louis, he was an Executive Board Member of the St. Louis Ambassadors and a commissioner of Lambert St. Louis International Airport.
A native of St. Louis, Mr. Hunt is a third-generation ironworker. His father and grandfather both held offices in Iron Workers Local 396 in St. Louis. Like his father and grandfather before him, Mr. Hunt held numerous positions in Local 396, including Business Manager.
Mr. Hunt is a1987 graduate of the Harvard University Trade Union Program.