Labor Union Executive, Volunteer, Baseball Coach and Official
Joe was born in Brooklyn, New York, graduated from Xaverian High School and earned a degree in Labor Studies from the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies, Empire State College, State University of New York. Today he is Assistant Business Manager of Construction, Local Union 3 of the IBEW.
Having risen through the union ranks from apprentice, to journeyman, to foreman, to shop steward and then assistant superintendent, Joe was appointed Business Representative of Local 3 in 2005 and served in that capacity until advancing to his current position in 2011.
Throughout his business career, he’s been focused on the well being of the working man and woman and their families, especially those in need, spearheading efforts of the Local’s Hardship Committee.
“One person can, in fact, make a difference… a change for the better in people’s lives. It doesn’t take any special skills. It’s a matter of will and heart.”
Joe’s commitment to helping others is more than business, it’s personal, as evidenced by his lifelong involvement with youth sports and volunteerism. For more than 30 years Joe has been a leading supporter, promoter and advocate for amateur baseball and community service organizations such as the Notre Dame Bread for Life Food Drive in his hometown Staten Island. At the Play for James Foundation, you can be sure Joe’s will and heart will be front and center to the benefit of the young people and families whose lives we hope to make measurably better.