On April 16, 2016, the General Executive Board of the Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association of the United States and Canada, AFL-CIO (“OPCMIA” or “International Association”) elected Daniel E. Stepano as the new general president of the International Association. Stepano will serve the remainder of the term of General President Patrick D. Finley, who passed away at home with his family on April 10.  

Daniel Stepano has faithfully served the International Association and its membership at both the local and international levels. Just prior to the April 2016 election, Daniel Stepano served as the executive vice president and general executive board member. He has served in these positons since June 1, 2004; and, he was elected to these positions at the 50th Convention in 2006 and 51st Convention in 2011. Stepano has also served as the director of organizing since January 1, 2007.

General President Stepano looks forward to working closely with the officers, staff and membership of the OPCMIA, its State and Provincial Conferences, and local unions. He strongly believes that, by working together, everyone can tap into the creativity, experience, knowledge and skills of our officers and members to grow, develop and strengthen our organization for years and decades to come.