Bernadette Patton

M. Bernadette Patton joined the firm in 2017 to focus on firm-wide marketing and business development while leveraging her extensive experience in leadership-related arenas including global human resources, c-level leadership and board effectiveness.

During her nearly 35 years of association and non-profit experience, Patton has served as the Chief Staff Officer (President, CEO, Executive Director) of five stand-alone and managed organizations in interim, turnaround, and full-time assignments of local, state, national and international organizations in the airline, financial services, healthcare, human resources, business services and technology sectors

Patton, frequently interviewed by the media on workforce-related topics, has presented to national and international industry audiences. She has authored numerous articles and served as a speaker and facilitator at events addressing industry, leadership and women’s issues. She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of DePaul University’s College of Communication and the Career Transitions Center. In 2017, she received the Women In Innovation Award from the French-American Chamber of Commerce.