A Warm Welcome to Trinidad J. Uribe, III

Introducing Trinidad J. Uribe, III, the newest addition to the credit committee at the Saint Paul Port Authority. Our credit committee plays a crucial role in the review of financial documents and providing recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. This includes approving external loan applications, internal grant applications, land sales, leases, and bond issues. We are excited to have Trinidad join us in this important work.

About Trinidad Uribe

Uribe was born and raised in Saint Paul, where he attended St. Thomas Academy, followed by admission into Saint Cloud State University. From there, Uribe enlisted in the US Army, serving eight years of Active Duty. He was Honorably Discharged as a Non-Commissioned Officer.

In 1999, Uribe began his apprenticeship with Local 417 Sprinkler Fitters of Minneapolis/St. Paul, graduating from the program in late 2004. Throughout his 24-year history as a Sprinkler Fitter, Uribe has held various leadership positions, including a United Association Certified Instructor for the Local 417 Training Program.

Uribe currently holds the position of Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer for the local since 2017 after serving as Vice President and Executive Board member for 12 years prior to that position. As Business Manager, he oversees the daily operations of the local union and sits as a representative for his membership on various boards for the state and local municipalities. 

Uribe was elected as the President of the USA Business Managers Association – a non-profit organization that is made up of Business Managers from across the United States within the sprinkler fitter industry. As President of this organization, he (along with the other managers of the association) work with local, state, and national lawmakers, fire service organizations, and other stakeholder groups to advocate for stronger life safety legislation. Among his other duties, Uribe serves as Trustee for the following boards within the sprinkler fitter industry: the Local 417 Joint Apprentice Committee (where he sits as Chairman); the Pipe Trades Services of MN Supplemental (“PTSMN”) Pension Fund; and the National Automatic Sprinkler Industry (“NASI”) Welfare Fund (which provides coverage for over 45,000 participants nationwide).