Like his father, Ken Georgetti went to work at the giant smelter in Trail, B.C., where he earned his trade ticket as a pipefitter. Active with the United Steelworkers of America, in 1986 he became president of the British Columbia Federation of Labour. Advocating what he calls “intelligent militancy,” he has demonstrated a rare ability to bring together labour and management in joint projects that benefit all British Columbians.
Kenneth Georgetti wears a number of hats to improve the lot of British Columbians, and he chairs and sits on a score of educational and sporting committees.
He is honourary chairperson of the Association of Learning Disabled Adults, chair of the Pacific Region Labour Education Studies’ Centre, and chair of the Working Opportunity Fund. He is director of the Whistler Olympics 2010 Bid Committee and on the steering committee of the 2001 Pacific Games bid. He sits with the UBC Board of Governors.