Phone: (780) 421-9400
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Phone: (780) 421-9400
Prior to serving as the Executive Director of the BTA, Terry was the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Building Trades Council for twelve years.Terry worked as a glazier and before becoming the ED for SBTC, he worked as a Business Agent for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. His extensive time in leadership roles has given him a wealth of experience in the unionized construction and maintenance industries.
Terry is a graduate of the University of Manitoba where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
His dedication to the labour movement and to the safety and welfare of the unionized workers he represents is evident in the actions he takes and the decisions he makes every day.
Phone: (780) 421-9400 Ext. 113
I joined the Building Trades of Alberta three months ago after many years working as a carpenter.
Following graduation from Amherst Regional High School, I joined Local 92 (Labourers) in 1981. I was indentured by a union contractor and became a carpenter. My Mother was a union member for more than 30 years, and, in the union, I saw the advantage of higher wages and the possibility of year-round work. I have worked in the Maritimes (Local 83, Halifax) and in Alberta (Local 1325, Edmonton).
My educational credentials and training include Journeymen Carpenter, Junior Draftsman ( AutoCAD), A & D (Train the Trainer), Cann Amm (Drug and alcohol Awareness), and numerous management and supervisor training courses.
Phone: (780) 421-9400 Ext. 111
My early work career began with the Bank of British Columbia, where I served as an Audit Officer. I enjoy accounting and polished my skills with training at SAIT and NAIT. Like many women, I took a sabbatical to raise children, then rejoined the workforce, in my case as a partner franchise owner with Home Hardware.
I joined the Building Trades of Alberta in 2006. In my position as Office Manager, I am responsible for the accounting, managing the office, minute taking, and managing the annual conference, as well as serving as executive assistant to the Executive Director. I spend my spare time with my husband of 38 years, adult children and my two very special grandchildren.
I am a member of IBEW Local 1007.
Phone: (780) 421-9400 Ext. 115
Born and raised here in Edmonton, I started my career in communications as a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools. While there, I began my MBA, which I completed while working as a School Jurisdiction Liaison for central and southern Alberta with Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan. Following that, I obtained a similar role with Alberta Pensions Services Corporation, where I was responsible for the provincial Employer Education program as well as the Employer Compliance program, helping participating employers ensure that all members eligible for pension benefits received the correct benefit at the correct time. I then joined Alberta Urban Municipalities Association as the Director of Client Development, continuing to grow as a communications and relationship management professional.
I am proud to be able to work on behalf of the BTA and all her members as the Media and Public Relations Manager as I have always had a deep belief in community and a passion for engagement and this organization clearly believes in the same thing. I have an appreciation for everything that the labour movement has been able to accomplish so far and am excited to be working with you all as we move forward.
When I am not working on promoting the BTA, I conduct leadership development workshops and volunteer with Project Adult Literacy Society (PALS) teaching math to adult students specifically with the goal of helping them pass the provincial trade entrance exam so they can then get to work in the trades and make a better life for themselves.
Phone: (403) 279-9500
My family history is with unions. I first apprenticed with UA Local 170 B.C. in 1994. I moved to Calgary in 1999 and became a member of the United Association Local 496. I am a Red Seal Journeyman, with Plumbing and Steam Fitting degrees. I am also a B.C Journeyman gas fitter.
I volunteered time with my local, which eventually led to representing my local on the BTA’s Southern Council. I started working for the Building Trades of Alberta in 2008. My core passion is helping others. At BTA, I get to help union members, but also the larger Alberta community as well.
My job as Southern Manager is to support and promote the Building Trades of Alberta and our affiliates and members in areas of business development and government, owner/client, public, educational, and community relations. I also promote and facilitate inter-affiliate relations. I represent the BTA on the boards of a number of organizations - Alberta Construction Safety Association, Manufacturers Health & Safety Association, Job Safety Skills Society, and Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation. I also serve on the communications committee of the Coalition for a Safer Highway 63/881 and participate in the work of a number of industry committees and working groups.