Alvin Vincent, Jr. is Actors' Equity Association's Executive Director.
Appointed executive director in 2022, Vincent oversees the collective bargaining process for more than 40 national and regional contracts and supervises Equity's professional staff nationwide. He works closely with Equity's council, the union's governing body, to develop and implement national policy, establish goals and work with the staff to carry out Equity's strategic plan. He is the union's representative and lead spokesperson with the media, labor, bargaining partners and government officials.
Vincent is from a multi-generation union family, and has dedicated his career to the labor movement. He first joined the United Food and Commercial Workers International (UFCW) union as an A&P employee in 1986, joining staff in 1990 and rising through the ranks of union leadership. Prior to joining Equity, Vincent was the international vice president and mid-Atlantic region director for the UFCW. He is particularly skilled at strategies for sustainable change and growing and managing staff to execute ambitious visions for worker and social justice.
Vincent is dedicated to many causes outside of his work in the labor movement. Notably, he founded and chaired Empower PAC, a non-partisan political action committee that supports candidates and campaigns that benefit progressive causes and working families. He also served on the board of directors for the Keystone Research Center for Public Policy, the Philadelphia chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Uplift Solutions, a public-private partnership that has brought 25 million servings healthy and high-quality food to urban food deserts.
Vincent holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Baltimore. Vincent and his family split their time between Washington, D.C. and New York City.