Ryan N. Boyer is the Business Manager for the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, a consortium of more than 50 labor unions in Philadelphia’s building and construction trades.
Since August 2008, Mr. Boyer has served as Business Manager of the Laborers District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and Vicinity, the parent body of three local unions with over 6,000 members. In this capacity, he negotiates contracts, oversees contract compliance, and is a Trustee of the union’s pension, training, and health and welfare funds to ensure that all member unions comply with the rules and regulations that govern their existence.
Mr. Boyer previously served as President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, a constituency group under the AFL-CIO dedicated to ensuring diversity and inclusion are priorities within the union movement. The organization is also committed to mentoring and training young minorities to assume leadership roles in their respective unions. In July 2015, Governor Tom Wolf appointed Mr. Boyer as Chair of the 16 Member Board of Commissioners that oversees operations of the bi-state Delaware River Port Authority, or DRPA, where he served until 2021. The DRPA serves as a major economic driver for the region, facilitating commerce and transporting workers between Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.
From October 1993 to October of 1994, Mr. Boyer served as Co-Founder of BRIJTS, Inc., a real estate investment company that focused on rehabbing and selling residential properties to rejuvenate and beautify neighborhoods across Philadelphia. In March 1995, Mr. Boyer joined Laborers’ Local 332 as a journeyman laborer, and, in 2000, he rose to the position of assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer. From July 2003 to August 2008, Mr. Boyer served as Secretary-Treasurer of Local 332, a union of almost 3,000 members, where he oversaw an annual budget of over $2 million and negotiated labor contracts on behalf of his membership.
Mr. Boyer was selected by Governor Wolf and approved by the Pennsylvania State Legislature to serve on the Council of Trustees for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the nation’s oldest historically Black college. Soon after his appointment, he was named Chair by the members of the Council of Trustees. Mr. Boyer serves on the Board of Directors for FS Investments – Credit Real Estate Income Trust. He also served on several other boards and commissions including the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, the Philadelphia Jobs Commission, and the City of Philadelphia Tax Review Board.