Dennis L. Martire‘s distinguished career, spanning more than 30 years with the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), is intricately tied to his comprehensive education at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in government in 1986, Martire’s educational foundation has been instrumental 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, located in Buckhannon, West Virginia, has played a vital role in the state’s academic landscape since its establishment in the late 1800s. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church and enrolling approximately 1,400 students annually, the small faith-based college is renowned for its emphasis on quality education and strong values, principles that have profoundly influenced Martire’s professional journey.
Entering the realm of labor unions in 1990, Martire’s career with LiUNA has been marked by continuous growth and numerous accomplishments, showcasing his deep knowledge and unwavering commitment to the labor movement. Currently residing in Northern Virginia with his family, Martire actively engages in his Local Union #1058 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His transformation from a diligent student to a respected union leader stands as a testament to his unwavering dedication and significant contributions to the labor cause.