Vancouver, B.C., July 26 -- International Vice-President and Co-Director of Stagecraft Brian J. Lawlor announced his resignation Thursday afternoon at the IATSE General Executive Meeting in Vancouver, B.C. Lawlor, elected to the Union's Executive Board in the winter of 2004, has been a full time representative of the Alliance since 2000.
Lawlor will remain in the General Office thru the end of August, 2012, then move back to his hometown of Orlando, Florida. Although vacating his posts as a Vice President and Co-Director of the Stagecraft Department, he will continue working as a representative at the direction of the International President and reporting to the Stagecraft Department.
About his decision Lawlor stated that he was "operating under the life is too short theory" and has been contemplating this move for over a year. "I found it ironic that my first GEB meeting was 25 years ago in Vancouver as the newly elected Business Agent of Local 631 in Orlando, and the time just feels right to enter the next stage of my life," Lawlor said.
International President Loeb commented that he appreciated Brian's years of service to the Alliance as a Business Agent, International Representative, and elected officer. "I appreciate the time that Brian spent in the General Office in New York, and look forward to continuing to benefit from his talents in service of the many members he works on behalf of.”
International Vice Presidents Dan DiTolla and Tony DePaulo remain Co-Directors of the Stagecraft Department.
The General Executive Board unanimously elected Local 478 President Phil Locicero to fill the vacancy as of Friday July 27. International Vice President Locicero has been an IA member since 1989 and served as President of Local 478 since 1994. “Phil’s commitment, service and dedication to the IATSE have spanned more than two decades. I have personally witnessed his steadfast support of the members, be it on picket lines, in negotiations and in numerous other ways. Phil is a leader and a welcome addition to the GEB,” commented International President Loeb.