Clay is the Regional Vice President for Southern CA, leading member relations across the region, including labor, agency, and legislative matters. He is dedicated to cultivating genuine relationships and improving the business environment for UCON’s members across Southern California.
Ray Baca, formerly of Engineering Contractors’ Association where he served as Executive Director, has extensive experience in the construction industry, and oversees Government and Agency Relations in Southern California. Ray’s commitment to the construction industry is unwavering, and he strives to make a significant and proactive impact by aligning industry, organization, and community needs through the improvement of public policies and the strategic advancement of the construction sector.
Michael is the Director of Labor Relations for UCON, assisting in developing UCON’s labor relations profile and engaging UCON's contractor members and unions across the state. Michael comes with a strong HR background and a track record in contract negotiations, conflict resolution, and handling grievances and arbitration. He is relationship-focused and looks forward to working with UCON's members and industry partners.
Ursula plays a crucial role in United Contractors (UCON) by providing administrative and project support to the Executive Vice President (EVP) and acting as a liaison between the EVP and UCON's members, unions, and industry affiliates. One of Ursula’s key strengths is her ability to provide prompt and efficient responses to members. She understands the importance of addressing members' concerns and inquiries in a timely manner, ensuring their needs are met. By going the extra mile to support UCON's members, Ursula exemplifies the organization's collective commitment to its mission.
Gabrielle Gonzalez is an invaluable member of United Contractors' southern California office, serving as the dedicated Office Administrator. With her strong administrative skills and passion for member service, Gabrielle is here to provide exceptional support to our southern California members. Gabrielle's expertise and dedication enable her to assist our members effectively, ensuring their needs are met promptly and efficiently.
As the Education Assistant, Avanti works closely with the Director of Education to curate and produce UCON’s professional development and leadership courses to help members build strong leadership skills while advancing their careers and themselves. Avanti values open communication and continuous growth and believes in making it happen! She is a state level swimmer with a communications major, a love for the outdoors, and a curiosity to explore the unknown. She enjoys learning and building strong professional relationships with UCON and its members.
As the event assistant, Rachel provides administrative support to the team to ensure smooth execution of events. She enjoys seeing members, contractors, and partners coming together to network and connect with each other and believes in UCON’s mission to make every member’s experience as enriching as possible.
Bringing the industry together and elevating contracting is at the heart of United Contractors. As events manager, Christine orchestrates and executes the events that connect our members, contractors, union partners, elected officials, and more. Christine joined UCON in 2021.