Ross has been a proud member of the IBEW since 1993 and active in union leadership roles virtually all of that time.
He’s worked hard for members and their families– professionally representing them in collective bargaining, grievance meetings, interviews with the media, and in dealings with all levels of government. He has extensive negotiations experience, having participated on, or led, over 20 IBEW negotiating teams.
The IBEW International has recognized Ross’s strong leadership skills. In 2013, then International President Ed Hill appointed Ross to the position of International Executive Council Member to represent Canadian IBEW members. Ross is also the Chairperson of the IBEW Atlantic Utility Council.
Known for his professionalism and also as a skilled communicator, Ross is frequently sought out for comment on energy and labour issues. He is a strong voice, and has designed and implemented lobby campaigns on issues important to Local 37 members, and was Local 37’s media spokesperson on key membership issues e.g., importance of continued operation of Belledune and Coleson Cove, “NB Power – Not for Sale” campaign, Point Lepreau refurbishment campaign, etc.
Ross is well known and respected by government officials throughout New Brunswick and across Canada. He has developed strong relationships with municipal, provincial and federal politicians of all political parties. On many occasions he has been a guest speaker at university level classes, as well as labour relations conferences and panels.
Ross, a lifelong resident of New Brunswick, lives in Saint John with his wife Krista their two children, James and John, and their dog Pearl.