Leadership

Gregory A. Partch, Executive Director
Scott Wetch, Lobbyist
Kate McDermott, Office Manager
Cindy Breninger, Administrative Assistant

Gregory A. Partch, Executive Director
Greg Partch is the Executive Director of the California State Pipe Trades Council, which represents thousands of plumbers and pipefitters at Locals throughout the state of California. In 1978, Mr. Partch joined the United Association, which represents the plumbing and pipefitting industry with over 300,000 members across North America. He was first elected as a union officer in 2001 and served as Organizer, Business Agent, Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer, Pension Trust Fund Trustee and Chairman of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union #343. Mr. Partch served as an officer for the Napa/Solano Building Trades Council in the same area. He enjoys golf, football, baseball (Giants) and spending time with family and friends.

Scott Wetch, Lobbyist
In 2001, Scott Wetch joined Art Carter and Associates as a partner and began his tenure as the State Pipe Trades Legislative Advocate. Scott brings over 16 years experience working in and around the State Capitol as a lobbyist and policy consultant. Prior to representing the Pipe Trades, Scott served as both the Political and Legislative Director for the State Building and Construction Trades Council. The Building Trades Council is the State umbrella organization representing over 250 construction trade unions with approximately 400,000 members. Prior to becoming a legislative advocate, Mr. Wetch served as a policy consultant in both the State Senate and Assembly for 12 years. Mr. Wetch's legislative experience includes serving as a Legislative Aide to Senate President Pro-Tempore David Roberti, Legislative Director for State Senator Mike Thompson, Principal Consultant to the Senate Committee on Housing and Urban Development, Chief Consultant to the Assembly Insurance Committee, and as Chief of Staff to then Assemblymember and current State Senator Jack Scott. Mr. Wetch received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Sacramento in 1989.