Pat is the Director of Visitor Experience and The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.  A recent graduate of the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program at Spertus Institute of Jewish Leadership and Learning, Pat brings this educational experience to bear in supporting Back 2 School Illinois.  Equipping children for school is a personal passion and the opportunity to join the board and expand the mission “is a great honor and I look forward to making a difference!”

Pat comes with 25 years of experience in the retail industry. As General Manager for stores at Marshall Field’s, Target and Lord and Taylor, Pat has worked as a community business leader in both Detroit and Chicago, working to ensure her stores were a partner in the neighborhoods where she’s lived and worked. Partnering personally and professionally with organizations such as Chicago Lights, Habitat for Humanity, The Toledo Museum of Arts and Chicago Cares, Pat brings a commitment to creating strong and vibrant communities through connecting business with nonprofits. Working with these organizations in both development and business partnerships, Pat has helped raise both friends and funds.