Harvey C. Swift, a second-generation ironworker, served his apprenticeship and worked as an apprentice, journeyman, foreman, general foreman, and superintendent as a member of Local Union #584, Tulsa, Oklahoma most of that for Bennett Steel, Inc. He held many elected offices, served on several committees, and was an instructor and assistant coordinator for his local’s apprenticeship program for more than 10 years. Harvey also began teaching at the annual Ironworker Instructor Training Program in 2007.
In 2009, he was appointed to the position of Assistant Director of Education and Training for IMPACT and served in that capacity until 2012 when he returned to Bennett Steel as the Vice President of Operations. In this role, he managed the manpower for the company and directly supervised the company’s Field Supervisors, the Quality and Safety Departments as well as the Engineering and IT Departments, among other things.
In 2017, Harvey returned to IMPACT as a Regional Director.