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June 15, 2017

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You may have seen the announcement in the newspaper or on the home page of our website, or maybe you heard about it through the grapevine, but the BTA has a new Executive Director! Terry Parker joined the team last week after spending twelve years as the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Building Trades.

Terry is a glazier and former business agent for the International Union and Painters and Allied Trades. He brings not only a ton of experience in the unionized construction and maintenance industries, but also a unique perspective formed in part by earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the university of Manitoba.

For the next four weeks or so, Warren and Terry will be working together as the leadership role transitions, and Terry settles in to the position of heading up the busiest and biggest building trades council in Canada.

As much as we are very excited to have this infusion of new blood and new perspective into the Building Trades of Alberta, and as eager as we are to see what we will accomplish under Terry’s direction, we are sad to see Warren go and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

If you want to offer greetings to Terry or to thank Warren for his years of dedicated service, please feel free to email us at

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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.


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