Dennis L. Martire‘s illustrious career spans over three decades within the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), rooted in his robust education at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in government in 1986, Martire’s educational foundation has been pivotal to his current role as the vice president and mid-Atlantic regional manager for LiUNA, a position he has held since his election in 2002.
West Virginia Wesleyan College, nestled in Buckhannon, West Virginia, has played a crucial role in shaping the state’s academic landscape since its establishment in the late 1800s. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the small faith-based college, enrolling approximately 1,400 students annually, places a strong emphasis on quality education and values—a philosophy that has greatly influenced Martire’s professional growth.
Entering the realm of labor unions immediately after graduation in 1990, Martire’s journey with LiUNA has been characterized by continual advancement and numerous accomplishments, underscoring his profound knowledge and unwavering commitment to the labor movement. Currently residing in Northern Virginia with his family, Martire remains an active member of his Local Union #1058 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From dedicated student to esteemed union leader, Martire’s trajectory exemplifies a lifetime of dedication and contribution to the labor cause.