The IAM Executive Council has taken action to appoint Brian Bryant as Resident General Vice President at IAM Headquarters. Eastern Territory Chief of Staff David Sullivan has been appointed to fill Bryant’s position as Eastern Territory General Vice President. Both appointments are effective May 1, 2022.
“Brian and Dave are some of the most experienced, dedicated, and well-rounded IAM officers in our union,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “From organizing and servicing to managing staff and finances, both of these Brothers know what it means to be members, activists, and leaders in the IAM. Our membership will be well served by Brian’s assignment and Dave’s addition to the Executive Council.”
Bryant, a 32-year IAM member, brings a wealth of experience to the Resident-General Vice President position, a position he held from October 2018 to July 2021. Bryant also served as a General Vice President in the General Secretary-Treasurer’s Office from August 2016 to October 2018.
A native of Maine, Bryant initiated into the IAM in 1989 when he joined Local S6 as a pipe fitter at Bath Iron Works. He would serve in a variety of positions, including President of Local S6, before being elected District 4 Directing Business Representative in 1998. In 2004, Bryant joined the IAM Eastern Territory staff, and in 2009 he became Eastern Territory Chief of Staff.
David Sullivan, a 33-year IAM member, joined the Eastern Territory staff in 2016 after serving as District 4 Directing Business Representative, Assistant Directing Business Representative, and Business Representative. Sullivan served the Eastern Territory as a Special Representative and Grand Lodge Representative before becoming Eastern Territory Chief of Staff in July 2021.
He initially joined the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers, which merged into the IAM in 1988, as a shipbuilder at Bath Iron Works in Maine. He served as a Shop Steward, Local Lodge Officer, and on several committees in IAM Local S6.