Labor council honors union leader Perinar

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Third-generation union leader Gary Perinar washonored as Man of the Year when the Italian American Labor Council assembles for its 2022 dinner dance on Oct. 22 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

The following profile was provided by the organization.

Perinar is the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council, which represents 52,000 members across Illinois, Missouri,

Kansas and Eastern Iowa. He has led the union since 2018 when he was elected Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, which later merged with the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council to form the Mid-America Regional Council.

Gary is a third-generation business representative of the union and a 44-year member of Carpenters Local 174, where he served his apprenticeship. He was twice elected as the Second Vice President of the Regional Council and has served as a delegate since 2001, holding positions on numerous committees and boards, including those overseeing the health and welfare and pension funds. He is also an active civic leader and sits on several state and local governing boards.


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