Patty has over thirteen years of experience in advertising sales and marketing communications. Throughout her career, she helped raise the profile of and build revenue for clients in the travel, home design and luxury goods industries. Patty worked at national publications including USA Today and DEPARTURES Magazine in New York, developing strategic advertising plans for her accounts. She also created fully integrated marketing plans for international clients, while working in Miami for a global communications firm. As a board member of a non-profit, she has planned fundraising events to support local families in need. Patty graduated from College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and three daughters.