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Harry Zell – General Vice President

Harry Zell joined the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) as an apprentice glazier in District Council 91/Local Union 1165 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Harry remained active in union activities as an apprentice which earned him the job as the organizer for LU 1165 upon becoming a journey worker in 1993. Over the next eight years, Harry continued to remain active and served as an officer, instructor and on the IUPAT curriculum committee. He also earned a degree from Marshall Community & Technical College.

In 2001, the International hired him as a general organizer. A couple of years later, he was promoted to general president’s representative for the IUPAT. He served in that position until October 1, 2012, when he was appointed general vice president of the IUPAT, assigned to the Central Region.