Terrence J. Hancock joined Teamsters Local Union No. 731 in 1979 as a rank and file semi-dump tractor/trailer chauffeur. In, 1989, he was appointed as a Business Representative of Teamsters Local 731 and was later appointed Recording Secretary. In 1997 Mr. Hancock rose to the position of Secretary-Treasurer. International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa appointed Terry as an International Representative assigned to the Construction Division located in Washington, D.C. in 1999. The rank and file membership of Local 731 elected Mr. Hancock President of the Local Union in 2005. The following year, General President Hoffa appointed Mr. Hancock as the Central Region Coordinator of the International's Solid Waste, Recycling and Related Industries Division. In 2007, Terry was elected as a Trustee of Teamsters Joint Council No. 25 and in 2008 was elected Recording Secretary prior to becoming Vice President of Teamsters Joint Council No. 25. Mr. Hancock was appointed and later elected to the Executive Board of the Chicago Federation of Labor. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Italian American Labor Council and serves as Trustee and Co-Chairman to the Illinois Teamsters/Employers Apprenticeship and Training Fund. Additionally, Mr. Hancock is the Co Chairman of the Amalgamated Bank Labor Council-Illinois/Metropolitan Chapter.
President Hancock has currently attained more than 37 years of service as a proud member of Teamsters Local Union No. 731.
In his spare time, Mr. Hancock serves as the President/Director of the "In Search of a Cure" Golf Event in honor of his beloved autistic son Bryan. Over the past ten years, this charitable event has raised over $5.3 Million Dollars. Today, this wonderful event is the largest private autism research fundraising event in the Country.