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Geary Higgins


Vice President, Labor Relations

Geary M. Higgins, Vice President of Labor Relations for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), has the primary responsibility for establishing, maintaining, and repairing the relationships with all levels of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and represents NECA with the IBEW in joint programs on a national level.

Higgins has worked in the construction industry for 30-plus years. He began his career as a sales representative for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, a leading manufacturer and distributor of building materials.

His association with NECA began in 1983 as a field representative for the NECA’s Eastern Region. In 1984, Higgins moved to NECA’s national office as an assistant director of Labor Relations, and in 1986, he assumed the position of NECA’s executive director of Labor Relations.

Today, as Vice President, Labor Relations, Higgins is a member of NECA’s executive committee; treasurer of the Council on Industrial Relations, a national arbitration body for the electrical construction industry; and an executive committee member and treasurer of the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, the committee responsible for the training of all union journeymen and apprentices in the electrical construction industry.

He also serves as a trustee for the National Labor-Management Cooperation Committee for the electrical construction industry and a trustee for the NECA-IBEW Family Medical Health Care Plan.

Additionally, Higgins has served as an elected School Board Member from the Catoctin District in Loudoun County. He attends the Hamilton Baptist Church where he and his wife Gail sing in the choir. He is also currently serving on the Board of the Loudoun Museum.

Higgins earned his degree in business administration from Clarion State University in Clarion, Penn. He and his wife reside in Waterford, Virginia.

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