At the 99th session of the General Executive Board in Washington D.C. on September 17, 2016, Shad Clark, BCTGM International Representative, was elected to fill the position of BCTGM Western Region International Vice President. Effective January 1, Clark replaces Randy Roark who retired December 31.
Clark was appointed to serve as a Western Region International Representative by International David Durkee on June 1, 2015. Prior to his International staff appointment, Clark served as Business Agent of BCTGM Local 114 in Portland, Ore.
Clark became a BCTGM member on September 1, 1993 when he was hired for a production job at Franz Bakery in Portland. In 2005, he was elected to serve as an at-large Local 114 Executive Board member. Soon after, Clark was elected as local’s recording secretary and served in that position until 2007 when he was elected to be the Local 114 president. In August 2009, Clark was elected as the local’s business agent.
Clark has a long history as a union worker and activist. His mother was a member of the Oregon Nurses Association. According to Clark, growing up he often helped her at the office with ballot stuffing and other union tasks. The BCTGM has been a part of his life for many years prior to his joining Local 114 as his father, Pat Clark, served as the principal officer of Local 364 in Portland. In his youth, Clark spent time as a member of the Machinists Union working summer jobs at the Portland shipyard.
Clark attended Winthrop University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. Additionally, he has attended numerous labor classes including the Research and Arbitration Course offered by the University of Oregon, New Officers Training at the National Labor College, and most recently, Negotiations I and II and Organizing I at the Bonnie Ladin Union Skills Training Program at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Md.
Born in Honolulu, Clark, 45, is married and has four children.