William Woodward was initiated into Local 290 (Dayton, Ohio) on September 1, 1980. He became a journeyman ironworker on April 1, 1983 and worked in all phases of ironwork as journeyman, foreman, general foreman and superintendent. Woodward was elected as the business manager of Local 290 on June 1, 2005 and remained in that position until April 2013, additionally serving as financial secretary/treasurer to the district council during that time. He has been an instructor in the apprenticeship program, served as recording secretary to the local building trades, and serves on many area committees. Woodward served as trustee and co-chair of the Southern Ohio and Vicinity benefit plans. William Woodward was appointed as a general organizer and to serve as president of the Southern Ohio and Vicinity District Council, effective April 21, 2013. He was appointed commissioner of the Ohio Public Works Commission in 2014 and has taught the advanced business managers' class at the Instructor Training Program. On July 1, 2019, General Organizer Woodward was promoted to general vice president by General President Eric Dean.
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