Charles ‘Bud’ Burns is a 35 year member of the United Association. He started in the field as a steamfitter working his way up the ranks of an East Coast industrial contracting firm for 33 years from superintendent to executive vice president of operations. Charles oversaw significant inter‐company growth during his tenure and was instrumental in the development of the organization as one of the largest contracting employers in the Mid‐Atlantic region.
Charles is widely recognized as a consummate professional as well as a labor leader in the construction trades. He possesses deep domain expertise in multi‐faceted capital construction in challenging labor jurisdictions in the pharmaceutical, commercial, industrial and institutional fields. He has held leadership roles as a member of the Board of Directors of NEA, and Chairperson of the TAUC (The Association of Union Constructors) Labor Committee.