Shanta Prude

Honoring Our Female Leaders in This Women in Construction Week

It's Women in Construction Week, and we are very proud to honor two female members who are outstanding leaders of our Council: Shanta Prude and Rosslyn Gibson!

Shanta is a dynamic council representative and coordinator of our Sisters in the Brotherhood Program! She is a third-generation union carpenter and an 11-year member from Local 3094 in Florien, Louisiana.
“I have seen, firsthand, what the Union has accomplished for the working person, from fair wages to health codes and safer working environments,” Shanta said. “I hope to use my role as a Union Representative to bring the members closer together and to help them see that the Union is only as strong as its members are. Members sometimes do not see the Union as "their" Union. My goal is to help them see that not only do they belong to a Local Union but that also their Union belongs to them.”
Thank you for your service, Shanta! We are a better Council because of you! Contact Shanta at


Rosslyn Gibson

Rosslyn is a 12-year member of Carpenters Local Union 551 in Houston, TX. She is also a Council Representative for both carpenter and industrial Locals, and also assists in the Council’s political program.
Rosslyn’s carpentry skills focus on scaffolding, high-end millwork, and interior systems, as well as being a foreman and general foreman for trade shows. She also holds Train-the-Trainer certifications in Power Truck, Aerial Lift Operator, First Aid, CPR, AED, and Trade Show I & D, and is a part-time trade show instructor at the Pasadena Training Center in Texas.
She is also an active member in both the Council’s and UBC’s leadership development tract. Not only is she a 300-hitter, but she is also a Council delegate, a delegate to the UBC’s General Convention, treasurer of Local 551, and a Deputy Voter Registrar for Harris County, Texas.
“I am living proof that women have the ability to lead and exceed expectations in a male-dominated industry, and can thrive if given the opportunity without fear of sabotage, backlash, and retaliation,” she said. “That’s the positive environment that exists here at the Central South Carpenters.”
“My Goal as a Council Representative is to build progressive, sustainable relationships, partnerships, and bridges with politicians, corporations, contractors, and my community at large that fuel the recovery of our market share while also changing the very face and fabric of leadership in the construction industry, CSCRC, and the UBC. After all, Jesus was a carpenter! Carpenters are the very foundation of the building trades. We are the chief cornerstone!”
Thank you for your service, Rosslyn! We are a better Council because of you! Contact Rosslyn at