Terry L. Nelson
Vice President of Labor Relations and Business Development
(651) 340-4848 | (612) 816-2884

Primacy Strategy Group is thrilled to announce the addition of Terry L. Nelson to our expanding team. Terry brings with him a wealth of experience with trade unions, vocational education, and banking. His expertise in these areas will be a benefit to all PSG clients, particularly the firm’s growing building trades practice area, as well as assisting the firm in expanding its client roster.

In 2007, Mr. Nelson was elected as Business Manager & Secretary-Treasurer for IUPAT District Council 82, a council that represents commercial and industrial painters, drywall finishers, glaziers and glassworkers, sign and display, and tradeshow workers throughout western Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana.

In 2007, Nelson was also elected as co-chairman of the Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest (FTIUM), the educational arm of DC 82. Under the leadership of Nelson and the board of trustees, FTIUM became an accredited institution, and has had the ability to bestow its own associate’s degree since 2018.

Since 2011, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Union Bank and Trust, where he currently serves as chairman. That same year, Nelson was elected as vice president of the AFL-CIO Board of Directors in North Dakota, as well as an executive board member of the AFL-CIO in Minnesota, and an executive board member of the Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council, North Dakota State Building and Construction Trades Council, and Montana Building and Construction Trades Council. Nelson was appointed to the Ninth District Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis for small businesses and unions from 2013-2015.

In 2020, Mr. Nelson was appointed as chairman of the IUPAT’s General President’s Advisory Committee (GPAC). In April 2021, he accepted the position of Special Assistant to the General President with the IUPAT. In January of 2022, he became the Fund Administrator of the IUPAT Industry Pension Plan – both defined benefit and defined contribution – and served in that role until he retired from the IUPAT on February 1st, 2024, after over 40 years.

Terry is a graduate of the Hennepin Vocational Technical Education Center in Minnesota