David Beard started working as an ironworker in 1979, entering the Local 392 apprenticeship in 1982 and graduating in 1985. He worked in the ﬁeld for 25 years and served as a steward, foreman, general foreman and superintendent. Since being elected trustee in 1991, he has served as executive board member, recording secretary, vice president and business manager/ﬁnancial secretary of Local 392 (East St. Louis, Ill.). Beard was appointed as a general organizer, effective June 17, 2013. General Organizer David Beard promoted to general vice president, effective February 3, 2020.
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