D. Joseph Hartnett was appointed Assistant Director to the Stagecraft Department as of November 1, 2013. Joe has been an International Representative in the Stagecraft and formerly, the Organizing Department, since 2009.
Joe was a longtime Master Electrician at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and a union steward from 1999 through 2006.
He is a former business agent and current member of Local 3 Stagehands in Pittsburgh, and President and member of Local 862, Treasurers and Ticket Sellers in Pittsburgh. He served as Business Agent for Local 3 from 2006-2009. He is also a Chair of the IATSE Young Workers Committee.
International President Loeb observed, “Throughout his career Joe Hartnett has demonstrated a passionate commitment to labor advocacy. We expect him to make a major contribution to the effectiveness of the Stagecraft Department.”
The Stagecraft Department deals with all matters relating to stage locals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Joe's past experience as a stagehand, Local Business Agent, and International Representative will contribute to his ability to continue serving the IATSE membership. Joe will be working closely with Vice Presidents and Co-Department Directors of Stagecraft Daniel Di Tolla and Anthony DePaulo.