The JWBC is led by a volunteer Advisory Board.
Kathy has been with the JAX Chamber since 2001, serving as a manager in the Events department before joining the Entrepreneurial Growth Division in 2005. She currently serves as the manager for the JAX Chamber Foundation and the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC). Raised as the daughter of a career military man, Kathy traveled as a child. She spent her high school and college years in San Bernardino, CA. She married a man in the military and continued to move around the United States before settling in Jacksonville in 1985.
In her tenure at the Chamber, Kathy has worn many hats. During her time in Events she provided logistical support for the annual Leadership Trip, Washington D.C. Fly-in and Jacksonville Day in Tallahassee, as well as coordinating the Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and the Military Appreciation events.
Since joining the Entrepreneurial Growth Division, Kathy has worked with the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center assisting with events, supporting marketing efforts, as well as maintaining the database and reporting functions for the Division and Foundation. Today she divides her time between the JAX Chamber Foundation and JWBC, helping with fundraising, doing research and grant writing for the Foundation and supporting marketing efforts, data reporting and programs for JWBC. Her favorite pastimes are reading, movies and music.
Pat has been with the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center since February 2006, serving as the center’s director since March of 2009. Raised in Queens, NY, Pat graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American history. After college, Pat worked for Bankers Trust Company in Manhattan in the Trust & Estate Division handling the administrative details for the bank’s high-net-worth clients. In fewer than 10 years, Pat attained the level of Trust Officer, before relocating to Jacksonville in 1983.
Pat currently serves on the board of trustees for Jacksonville Country Day School and the Episcopal School of Jacksonville. In 2013, Pat was re-elected to the board of the Jacksonville Women’s Network. Recognized in 2010 by the Jacksonville Business Journal as a Women of Influence, Pat was named one of Advantage Magazine’s Top 50 Business Influencers in 2011 and again in 2014.
In March 2014 for Women’s History Month, Pat was one of four women selected by the [Jacksonville] Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women to be honored on its permanent poster for service and commitment to the community. In her spare time, Pat’s passion is gardening and relaxing on a beach —anywhere.
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The JAX Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1978 and serves Northeast Florida in funding workforce development, leadership and entrepreneurial education programs in support of long-term regional prosperity.