In addition to PR + marketing, Patti leads business development for JDI. She loves working on big-picture strategy for clients and making non-obvious connections between companies to drive growth and innovation.

Patti's experience ranges from traditional media relations, naming and branding, messaging and positioning to event planning, community development and public affairs. Fun fact: she's also trained in the Systematic Development of Informed Consent, if you ever need to implement a project working within the public sector.

Nearly a Texas native, Patti was born in Virginia Beach where her father was stationed for the Navy, and moved to Wimberley, Texas – the beautiful hill country just outside of Austin – at age six. She graduated from Texas State University in 2008 and now lives in Austin with her husband, Alex, son, AJ, and daughter, Kate.

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Fun Facts

I've won a surprising amount of money playing bingo throughout my life, including nearly $2000 in 7th grade.
I attended Girls State in high school and always thought I would be a politician…the dream is still alive.
I build furniture in my spare time — one of my favorite possessions is my planer.
I cry when I laugh. My friends and coworkers are all really funny. I'm not sure why I even bother wearing mascara.