William T. Creeden has served as International secretary-treasurer since Dec. 5, 2005, when he was unanimously approved by the International Executive Council to fill the unexpired term of IST Jerry Willburn, who retired. Creeden had previously served, since December 1993, as director of organizing and an assistant to the International president.
A member of Local 627 (Phoenix) since 1978, Creeden began his Boilermaker career as a field construction apprentice and worked primarily as a pressure welder. In 1986, he was hired as an organizer to implement the Brotherhood's innovative “Fight Back” construction organizing strategy. He later served as a general organizer and as assistant to the director of organizing and communication. IST Creeden has also served as director of computer services.