Timothy J. Driscoll was elected to the Office of President of the International Union in 2020. Prior to that he served as Secretary-Treasurer from 2017 to 2020, and as International Union Executive Vice President from 2010 to 2017. During his time in office, Driscoll has established himself as a leader committed to solving problems that improve the lives of BAC members.
Driscoll, a second-generation bricklayer, joined BAC Local 3 Massachusetts in 1985, where he served his apprenticeship and worked as a journeyman bricklayer on numerous commercial and institutional projects throughout the Boston area. Traveling for work in the early 1990’s, he eventually settled in the Washington, D.C. metro area and joined Local 1 Maryland/Virginia/D.C. in 1992.
Driscoll’s service with the International Union began in 1995 when he joined the IU’s Government Relations department, later becoming Assistant to the President. In 1999, he was called upon to lead BAC’s Department of Trade Jurisdiction, vigorously and successfully defending BAC members’ work opportunities in scores of matters over the course of the next decade. He also helped lead the International Union’s efforts to address emerging new products and building systems, seeking to enhance work opportunities for signatory contractors and BAC members alike. During that time, Driscoll also served on the AGC Basic Trades Committee, the National Maintenance Agreement Policy Committee, and administered various other National Agreements on BAC’s behalf, working with many of the Union’s largest signatory contractors.
As Secretary-Treasurer, Driscoll oversaw the International Union's financial and administrative operations and was instrumental in shaping the IU's communication, education, and government relations initiatives.
Well known since his early work in Trade Jurisdiction, Driscoll is recognized throughout the building trades industry for his judgment and strength, reasoned approach to issues and ability to solve problems and get things done.
President Driscoll serves as Co-Chair of the International Masonry Institute (IMI), the industry development and training arm of the organized masonry industry. He is also Co-Chair of both the International Trowel Trades Pension Fund and the International Health Fund.
In addition to his duties with BAC and its related entities, Driscoll also serves as a Vice President of the AFL-CIO Executive Council and is a member of the Governing Board of Presidents of North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU). He also serves on the Board of Directors for: the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, the Union Labor Life Insurance Company, the Blue-Green Alliance, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and Helmets to Hard Hats, and serves on the Leadership Council for the University of Maryland’s Center for Global Migration Studies.
Driscoll holds a BS in Economics from the University of Maryland, and is a graduate of the Harvard Trade Union Program.