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 serves as the lead negotiator of the union’s two biggest agreements with The Broadway League: Production (Broadway and Sit-Downs) and Touring. He is a founder of the Actors’ Equity Political Action Committee (PAC), for which he also serves as Treasurer.
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 workers and social justice.
Beyond his work as Equity’s executive director, Vincent is involved with a number of industry and labor movement nonprofit organizations, sitting on the board of the Actors’ Equity Foundation, and serving as a trustee for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Entertainment Community Fund, Equity-League Benefit Funds and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
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 and the advisory board of Uplift solutions, and he was president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He also co-chaired a hunger initiative through Feed the Hungry, providing 25 million servings of food to communities across the United States.
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.
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