Patricia is a long-time industry veteran, with 30 plus years of experience in the Hospitality Business. She has worked in The Alpine Resort Industry, which presented opportunities to work on events such as the Men’s World Cup Finals. During her tenure with Southwest Airlines, Patricia was fortunate enough to be a part of an amazing Marketing and Events Team. In Global Hotel Industry sales, Patricia focused her expertise on leisure, consortia, transient, and M&E. Currently Patricia is the Director, of International Sales for the Las Vegas Sands Corporation Asian Hotel Portfolio. Patricia works with The Marina Bay Sands, Singapore and Sands Resorts, Macao, and covers all of North America.
Raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Patricia is always a southern girl at heart, and for the last 30 years has been lucky enough to call Northern California her home. Patricia is passionate about the outdoors, finding time to go mountain biking, skiing, and hiking whenever she can. She is even a certified Master Composter and Gardener! Patricia and her husband just celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary, and they have a beautiful son, who is studying in Washington DC. Her goal is to travel to all of earth’s continents, having only Africa and Antarctica left to on the list!
Patricia feels honored by her ten-year involvement with CEMA and serves on the Content Committee. The caliber of professionalism, people, and camaraderie have made this journey joyful and intellectually rewarding.