Jennifer Dorning Becomes President of the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE), First Woman to Lead an AFL-CIO Trade Department
The Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE) announced at the end of August this year, that DPE Assistant to the President Jennifer Dorning will become its next president, succeeding Paul E. Almeida who retired last month. Dorning was unanimously elected by the DPE Executive Committee in April 2018 to carry out the remaining three years of Almeida’s term. Dorning took office on September 1, 2018, becoming the third president and the first woman to lead DPE in its 40-plus year history. As the first female president of DPE, Dorning will also become the first woman to lead an AFL-CIO trade department. Dorning has served as a member of the ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) Salaries and Status of Library Workers committee and chair of the ALA-APA Unions subcommittee.