James A. Williams Jr. – General President

Mr. Williams began his career with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades in 1998 as a glazier with District Council 21 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was appointed as the Assistant to the General President in 2002 and served as the Regional Organizing Coordinator for the IUPAT Eastern Region. In 2011, he was appointed to the position of Organizing Director.

In 2014, Mr. Williams was elected as the General Vice President at Large during the IUPAT’s 31st General Convention and was re-elected at the 32nd General Convention in 2019. On August 1, 2021, he was unanimously elected as General President by the IUPAT General Executive Board.