Donald Zampa began his career with the Iron Workers Union as an apprentice in Local 378 (Oakland, Calif.) in October of 1978 and became a journeyman ironworker in 1981. His participation in the leadership of Local 378 began as an executive board member in 1985 and continued at that position until 1991 when he was elected president of the local. He was reelected as president in 1994, 1997 and 2000. Don served as a full-time organizer concurrently from 1995 until 2002 when he became business manager. He was reelected in 2003 and served in that capacity until being appointed general organizer by General President Joseph Hunt on April 17, 2006. As general organizer, Don assisted the Regional Reinforcing Locals 846 and 847; taught COMET classes at the Annual Ironworker Instructor Program in San Diego and Ypsilanti, Michigan; and served as the administrator of Local 847. Following the retirement of Joe Standley on June 30, 2015, Don ascended to the office of president of the California and Vicinity District Council. Effective September 1, 2015, General President Eric Dean appointed Donald A. Zampa general vice president.
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