Media inquiries should be directed to Terry Parker, Executive Director, Building Trades of Alberta.
Executive Director Terry Parker
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.
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