January 17, 2013
The International Executive Council has appointed Fredericton, New Brunswick, Local 37 Business Manager Ross Galbraith Eighth District IEC member.
“I’m humbled President Hill asked me to fulfill this role,” he says. “I’m determined to work hard, not only for all the Canadian locals in the Eighth District, but for the entire Brotherhood.”
Brother Galbraith, who was initiated into then-Local 2309 in 1993, graduated from New Brunswick Community College with a degree in chemical engineering technology. An employee at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station – owned by the provincial utility NB Power – Galbraith soon became active in the local, and was elected unit chair in 1994.
He was hired as assistant business manager two years later, serving in that role when Locals 2309 and 1733 merged to form Local 37 in 2000.
In 2006, he was elected business manager.
Galbraith has been active in New Brunswick politics and community affairs, helping to lead a labor-community coalition that stopped NB Power from being taken over by Hydro-Quebec.
He participated in several national Electricity Sector Council committees and was appointed by the Premier of New Brunswick to NB2026, a committee charged with developing ideas to help the province grow and become more prosperous.
At the 38th IBEW Convention in 2011, Galbraith served as secretary of the law committee and is the chairman of the IBEW Atlantic Utility Council.
On behalf of the entire membership and staff of the IBEW, the officers wish Brother Galbraith great success in his new position.