Gilbert M. Medina

 

Board of Directors
Santiago Iglesias Educational Society

Gilbert M. Medina was born on June 2, 1968, to a Puerto Rican Father and a Hawaiian mother, growing up in the Bronx the youngest of 5 siblings. In Junior High School he was introduced to video production, an interest and skill that he would use throughout his career. After High School he attended Borough of Manhattan Community College, studying in their communications program, receiving his associates and graduating with honors.

Brother Medina started the “A”-apprenticeship in September of 1989 classes and was put to work in the industry shortly afterward. Upon completing the apprenticeship and receiving his journeyman status he worked as a journeyman, layout man, sub-foreman, foreman, shop steward, and on traffic maintenance in the J division of local 3.

He has been fortunate to head a video committee in local 3 where he has used his skills in that arena along with Brothers Hector Vazquez, Joe Chizmar, Alberto Mendez, and Vincent Ignanovitch to help document and tell some of Local 3s‟stories. They were afforded the opportunity to do such things as interview Thomas Van Arsdale and record his history, travel to the 2006 IBEW convention in Cleveland on the 5th anniversary of September 11, to record the Sword of Light opening up the convention in honor of our lost brothers, and even produce a video and still ad for Local 3 IBEW, the Joint Industry Board of the Electrical Industry, and the New York chapter of NECA that was shown at the inaugural Pin Stripe Bowl in the new Yankee Stadium. Gil has been the President of Fourth Housing Corporation in Electchester since November of 2007 and is very proud of helping to make Fourth Housing a success and a great place to live.

Brother Medina is a member of the Santiago Iglesias Educational Society where he has been the Recording Secretary and Serves as a Board of Director; he also is a member of the Bronx Acorn Club and has served on the Board of Governors. Gil is also a member of the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus. He also sits on the Wage and Policy Committee of Local 3.

Gil resides in Flushing and is married to his lovely wife Vicky and they have two wonderful children Kanoa-Anthony and Joy.