The following is a statement by NECA CEO David Long and NECA Past President Dennis Quebe on the announced retirement of Larry Bradley and the selection of Darrin Golden
“Today are writing to inform you that Larry Bradley, who has served as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of National Electrical Benefit Fund and National Electrical Annuity Plan, the Executive Director of the NECA/IBEW Family Medical Care Plan, and the Executive Director of the National Electrical 401(k) Plan, has announced that he will be retiring on March 17, 2023. We want to congratulate Larry and thank him for his years of dedicated service.
We are very pleased to announce that on August 1, 2022, Darrin Golden, who serves currently as the IBEW Chief of Staff, will begin the process of succeeding Larry.
We thank Larry for his lifetime of service to the electrical contracting industry. We believe Darrin is eminently qualified to serve our industry in this new role and we welcome him. We wish both Larry and Darrin the best as they pursue these new endeavors.”
About Larry Bradley
Larry Bradley worked with the Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter, NECA for 27 years in virtually every capacity of association management, serving as Executive Director for 18 years.
Working with fourteen IBEW local unions, Bradley was either a Trustee on or had oversight of over forty Taft-Hartley Trust Funds, and he administered more than fifty joint labor management agreements. His work positively impacted the lives of thousands of IBEW members and their families.
Bradley officially became the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the National Electrical Benefit Fund (NEBF) on July 1, 2002. On April 1, 2011, he was appointed Executive Director of the NECA/IBEW Family Medical Care Plan (FMCP). He was inducted into the Academy of Electrical Contractors in October 2002, NECA’s highest honor to recognize exceptional and outstanding service to the electrical contracting industry.
He has thoroughly modernized the operation of NEBF, NEAP, FMCP, and the 401(k) Plan both philosophically and operationally. Under his stewardship, Bradley was worked to ensure that our funds are wisely managed, ensuring that the benefits offered to our workers are available to them throughout their lives.
About Darrin Golden
Darrin Golden is a Journeyman Inside Wireman from Local Union 364 in Rockford, Illinois. Prior to joining the local union, he served honorably as Naval Air crewman in the United States Navy and United States Naval Reserves. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Labor History and Business Administration. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Program on Negotiation.
Over a 31-year career with the IBEW, Golden has served in various capacities. Beginning as a part-time apprenticeship instructor for 8 years, an Executive Board member for 9 years, Vice President for 3 years, Business Agent, Organizer for 5 years, and Business Manager for 6 years until his appointment as an International Representative by International President Emeritus, Ed Hill. In addition to his roles and responsibilities as a local union officer, Golden also served his local union as a trustee and chairman on various Taft-Hartley fringe benefit funds for over 16 years.
Upon his appointment as an International Representative, Golden and his family moved to the Washington D.C. area in March 2013 and was initially assigned to work in the CIR/Bylaws and Appeals Department. In July 2014, he was appointed as Director of the CIR/Bylaws and Appeals Department and Secretary of the CIR. He served in that capacity until August 2017 when he was appointed by International President Lonnie Stephenson to serve as the Senior Executive Assistant to the International Secretary Treasurer Kenny Cooper. On September 15th, 2020, Golden was appointed as Senior Executive Assistant to the International Officers. On July 1, 2021, he was appointed as the IBEW’s first-ever Chief of Staff where he currently serves in that role.