Patricia White is the Director of Education and Training, and the President of New York City Theatrical Wardrobe Union, Local 764. She is proud to be a wardrobe worker and has worked for many years as a dresser on Broadway and also in the wardrobe departments of television soap operas. On April 30, 2013, the IATSE International General Executive Board unanimously elected Pat to the position of International Trustee. She also serves as a Trustee to the IATSE National Benefit Plans and the IATSE Training Trust Fund and is a member of the Behind the Scenes Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Initiative Steering Committee. Pat is a member of the Executive Council of the New York City Central Labor Council.
As Department Director of Education and Training Pat works closely with President Loeb and the IATSE General Executive Board to promote the education of IATSE local leaders through the LEAP Program, union skills education at conventions, and IATSE staff training. Equally dedicated to craft training for members, Pat serves as a member of the ETCP Certification Council. She also works actively in the area of outreach to students, building solidarity with the IATSE workforce of the future. An International Representative since 2007, Pat has worked with many locals of all types, but especially closely with wardrobe locals, to assist them in building stronger local unions and in representing the workers in negotiations with employers.
Pat has been an IATSE member since 1986 when she joined ACT as a wardrobe employee. She transferred into Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 764 on April 24, 1989, where she has served as a trustee and officer since 1995. Pat is currently the President of Local 764, which represents the wardrobe workers on the motion picture and television productions, Broadway shows, operas, ballets, and every type of entertainment in the New York City area.