Paul F. Dean, Jr. is a fifth generation Local One Stagehand who was initiated 1987. He has worked throughout Local One’s jurisdiction for 42 years in venues including the Metropolitan Opera House, various television studios, Broadway Theatres and numerous industrial events.
He has taken courses at Cornell Labor Studies as well as a Workers’ Compensation Course. Paul is currently serving on the New York State Department of Labor Pyrotechnic Examining Board.
Paul served as Local One’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees from May 2, 2010 to 2013 when he was first elected to Theatrical Business Manager on May 5, 2013. He was also appointed as the Chairman of the Local One Education Committee. In these positions, it is his goal to create opportunities for the membership of Local One with up-to-date training and technology such as Vari-Lite and the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP Stage Electrician and Arena Rigging.)
Paul was re-elected as Local One’s Theatrical Business Manager in May 2022 and is currently serving his fourth term in the position. “It’s a privilege and honor to serve the membership of Local One,” he said.
In June 2022, Dean was unanimously elected to serve on IATSE’s International General Executive Board, as 13th International Vice President.