Patricia A. Welty
Harrisburg Executive Director
Patricia A. Welty, a former legislative aide to the last three Pennsylvania Governors, is Executive Director in the Harrisburg office of DMGS.
On behalf of a major developer, Patty was a successful advocate for various brownfield projects in the state, securing millions of dollars in grants and loan commitments from government sources. She is a seasoned veteran who served as deputy secretary for legislative affairs for the Governor. She also served as a liaison between members of the state general assembly and the governor’s office in negotiating legislation, capital budget projects and constituent issues.
Patty consulted with state House and Senate leaders on legislative agendas, and coordinated the development and introduction of legislation for 15 departments and agencies of the executive branch, including the Department of Transportation, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Public Welfare and the Department of Labor & Industry.
From 2001 to 2003, Patty served as acting secretary and deputy secretary for legislative affairs under Governor Mark Schweiker. During the Ridge administration, she served as both legislative director and assistant legislative director for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.
Patty was also a senior lobbyist for another government relations firm, where she lobbied the Pennsylvania General Assembly and developed legislative strategies for clients in industries, including transportation, financial services, gaming and healthcare; as well as for municipal and county governments.