Patricia joined Orr Group in 2019 with over 12 years of experience in the nonprofit and hospitality industries. She maintains a big picture philosophy, with a critical eye for detail and is dedicated to helping each partner achieve their goals, minimize costs and make an impact. Patricia brings a passion for customer service that nurtures positive, productive relationships with all constituents and offers an expertise in event management, fundraising, corporate development and community engagement.
Patricia has a solid track record in event planning and execution and non-profit development. For 5 years, Patricia served as the Director of Special Events and Corporate Development at Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, where in addition to managing the development team and working with the Board of Directors, she carried out responsibilities of the VP of Development during times of transition. She focused on the fundraising and logistical strategy for the organization’s signature, peer-to-peer, special and community events and spearheaded the corporate development program to include the launch of a corporate engagement initiative, multiple cause related marketing campaigns and oversaw foundation outreach as well as work-place giving efforts.
Surrounding her time at Make-A-Wish, Patricia worked as an independent contractor for multiple associations and nonprofits after having spent much of her career in hospitality leadership positions with a constant emphasis on events. Most recently, Patricia held the title of Director of Events and Catering at the Wink Hotel DC, where she led the events, catering sales and banquet operations. She spent the earlier part of her career planning events at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, the Park Hyatt Washington and the W Hotel in Washington DC, where her planning portfolio extended from galas, corporate retreats and multi-day conferences to embassy dinners, political events, award shows and weddings.
Selected Recent Partners
- American Association of University Women
- Arena Stage
- Auburn Seminary
- Bridges From School to Work
- Center for Election Science
- Doughboy Foundation/WWI Centennial Commission
- Equal Justice Works
- Grameen America
- Vibrant Emotional Health
- B.S., School of Hospitality Administration, Boston University
On my bucket list…
Partake in a wild life expedition trip to Africa and go on a wine tasting journey to New Zealand.