Daniel E. Stepano, general president of OPCMIA since April 2016, announced his intention to retire in January 2023. The OPCMIA General Executive Board unanimously elected General Secretary-Treasurer Kevin D. Sexton as his replacement.
Stepano joined OPCMIA in 1980 as a plasterer in Local 31 in Pittsburgh. While working in the trade he rose through his local union. In 2004 he was appointed international vice president and general executive board member, and in 2007 he was appointed executive vice president and director of organizing.
Sexton joined the apprentice program of OPCMIA Local 518 in Independence, Mo., in 1985 after serving in the U.S. Army. He was elected to his local's executive board in 1993, and three years later was elected president. He was elected general secretary-treasurer in 2018.