Dora Cervantes, the first woman General Secretary-Treasurer (GST) in IAM history, begins her initial term of office this week alongside newly-appointed General Vice President James Conigliaro, in a leadership transition that continues the IAM tradition of sound fiscal stewardship.
Named to the IAM’s top financial positions by IAM President Buffenbarger in May during the MNPL Planning Committee meeting in Houston, TX, Cervantes will fill the office vacated by retired GST Robert Roach, Jr., while former District 15 Directing Business Rep Conigliaro will fill the GVP position previously held by Cervantes.
In addition to experience and ability, Cervantes and Conigliaro represent the IAM’s ongoing commitment to diversity in leadership positions at every level of the union. The IAM Executive Council now includes individuals from every major demographic in North America, including Hispanic, Native American and African American.
“Dora Cervantes and Jim Conigliaro are two of the most capable and dedicated individuals this union has ever produced,” said IAM President Tom Buffenbarger. “Their record of service spans decades and includes a wide range of responsibilities and accomplishments. It will be an honor to serve alongside them on the Executive Council and I look forward to their contributions on behalf of this great union and its members.”