IAM District 54 President/Directing Business Representative T. Dean Wright announced the appointment of Regina Wright as Business Representative/Organizer for District Lodge 54, effective January 1, 2020. Sister Wright has served as the District’s Communications Representative since 2012, and is a proud member of IAM Local 321. She also held the position of Communications Representative for the Ohio State Council of Machinists, winning a combined eight Wimpy Awards for her work.
She graduated magna cum laude from Xavier University in 2017 with her B.A. in International Business and Political Science. Currently, she is completing her Master of Public Policy with a focus in Workforce Development Policy from The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Affairs at The George Washington University. She has previously worked for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown in Cincinnati, OH and completed a fellowship for the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) in Washington, D.C. She is a fourth-generation union member.
“Our territory and union serve our membership best when the representatives reflect our diversity,” said Eastern Territory General Vice President James Conigliaro, Sr. “We are proud to have someone with a strong union background and education. She was raised in this union, is a member of this union, and now will continue to bring the resulting tools of her education to benefit our members and working families everywhere.”
District Lodge 54 will close out its 106th anniversary celebrating the appointment of the first woman to a staff position.