William E. Edmondson, Board Member
Bill Edmondson is a graduate of Hampton University, Hampton Virginia, a Historically Black College and University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and Biological Science. Further studies included a Master’s Degree Program in Business at The College of New Jersey. While at Hampton Bill was Captain of his college swimming team for two years winning CIAA Championships in 1950 and 1951.He taught High School Science for two years following college and coached baseball and basketball in Virginia. During his teaching years he held teacher certification in Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the cities of Trenton, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
In 1953 Bill joined United States Steel Corporation at the Fairless Works Plant in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. His career with US Steel spanned 33 years. While with US Steel he held positions including Metallurgical Technologist, Operating Foreman, Safety Engineer, Labor Relations Manager, and Corporate Manager of Equal Employment Opportunity in Pittsburgh. In the position of Equal Employment Opportunity Manager, his responsibilities included oversight and coordinating the activities of the company with the United States Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, EEOC, and the US Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance, OFCCP. His responsibilities involved directing and overseeing Affirmative Action Programs of all US Steel Plant Operations, Corporate Offices, Transportation and Railroads, American Bridge Division, Agrichemicals, Mining Operations and United Engineering Technologies.
Bill retired from US Steel in 1986. Following his retirement he worked as a consultant for US Steel Corporation, United Engineering Consulting Technologies, Giant Eagle Supermarkets, and Consol Energy Corporation.
Bill joined the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, in 1951 as an undergraduate at Hampton. He has served as Chapter Basileus, Scholarship Chairman, District Marshal hosting Omega Men from the five states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware in Pittsburgh at its Annual Conference. His Omega Awards include Citizen of the Year, Founders Award, 60 Year Membership Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.