The Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council is proud to announce the hiring of Kelly Harrop, who will serve the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council as Communications and Outreach Specialist.
Harrop comes to the building trades council with significant political experience, having worked as a senior legislative aide to Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs in the Ohio House of Representatives.
Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager and the managers and agents are excited for Harrop to join the team.
“The C/COBCTC is honored to have Kelly Harrop on our staff,” Hager said. “Her knowledge of the statehouse and the political partnerships she built will help the trades continue to grow now and in the future.”
The 2017 Ohio State University graduate interned with the building trades council while in college and also worked as a Finance Associate for Molly Allen Associates in Washington D.C.
“With my knowledge and experience, I bring a lot to the table,” Harrop said. “I look forward to helping my brothers and sisters in the building trades grow and expand the labor movement.”
Her new position will help build and expand the building trades relationship with elected officials, as she will use her knowledge of the statehouse to connect the building trades with state and local-level politicians.
As part of her duties, Harrop will help administer pre-apprenticeship programs including the Building Futures and Driving Futures programs, which seek to entice Columbus residents to train for and pursue careers in the building trades.
She will help these programs step closer to their main goals of putting underserved residents of Franklin County and Columbus on the path to the middle class and to diversify the building trades.
“Kelly will be great in her new role with us here,” Hager said. “She will make an immediate impact that will be beneficial to the building trades in central Ohio, as well as the members of our communities.”