Pat joined DCCDC in April 2018 as part-time Finance Manager. She is a retired CPA with a BA in Accounting from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL, and a Masters in Management from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. After a 30-year Chicago-based career in Finance and Accounting, primarily with Arthur Anderson and Preferred Hotels and Resorts, Pat retired from her VP of Accounting position in June 2012.
Within two years later, after a lifetime in the Chicagoland area, Pat decided to move to NC to join her daughter and family when they relocated with Bank of America. Pat moved to Cornelius in November 2014, and quickly grew new roots in the Lake Norman area.
Before DCCDC, Pat did volunteer work at Serenity House and St Mark’s Alzheimer’s Respite Ministry, both in Huntersville, as well as part-time work with St Patrick’s Residence in Naperville, Illinois, and The Brixton Group and Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte. “There’s an advantage to being retired,” Pat says. “I get to use my education and experience in areas that interest me, and still have time to explore my creative side. And DCCDC is a special place with a 50-year history that has captured my heart.”
Pat has two grown children and three grandchildren. Her son Mark lives in Salt Lake City, UT with Ava (14) and Zander (13). Daughter Stephanie lives in Cornelius with her husband Tim, their son Logan (9) and Rocky the lovable one-year-old 100 lb bull mastiff puppy.