Mark P. Martinez

Executive Secretary of the Pierce County Building & Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO

Mark P. Martinez is the “American Dream Coordinator” for 8,000 skilled construction craft workers in Tacoma/Pierce County. He works to ensure safety, equity and fairness on the jobsite; enables hard working tradespeople to retire in dignity; and introduces young people to life-long careers in the construction industry through apprenticeship.

Mr. Martinez began his career in the trades as an apprentice roofer, gaining his Journey level certification in 1985. He recently celebrated thirty-eight years as a member of Roofers & Waterproofers’ Union Local #153 and served as its Business Manager from 1995 until his election to his present position in 2005.

Mr. Martinez services as President of the Washington State Building & Construction Trades Council, is a Trustee at Clover Park Technical College, a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum, a Commissioner of the Pierce County Housing Authority, and a member of the Pierce County Workforce Development Council.

Mr. Martinez lives in Tacoma’s fabulous East Side. He enjoys skiing, backpacking, cycling and the occasional pint at the local pub.