Leadership

Pat has a history of leadership and service in the business community. He is known for being an innovator and a leader in the business groups with which he has been involved. As a result, Pat has received some of the highest awards of recognition that the group’s offer, including the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s CFO of the Year Community Service Award; the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman’s Award; and the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s President’s Award. In April 2007, he received SmartCEO magazine’s Top Chief Financial Officer Award. Pat regularly travels to Richmond to meet with our legislators to promote transportation solutions.

Pat began his career at the Big Eight accounting firm Arthur Andersen and earned his Certified Public Accountant certificate in 1985. He has worked for several fast-growing Fairfax County-based government contractors and gained a reputation as a “go-to” Chief Financial Officer who possesses leadership, management, and financial skills that ensure success in a fast-paced environment. He has made the though financial decisions, balanced budgets and created jobs and opportunities.

Pat is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Delex Systems.

Civic Involvement

Pat has a history of leadership in civic associations: He has served on the Open Space Committee of the Little Rocky Run Home Owners Association and has held a leadership position in the White Oaks Civic Association.

In addition, Pat served on the initial Board of Directors of Win-Win Strategies Foundation, a 501(c)(3) foundation with the goal of advancing education through technology and community-building using peer-to-peer communities of practice. He was also the Treasurer for Kids for Kids, which raised funds at local schools to help famine victims in Ethiopia.

As a Supervisor Pat serves on numerous committees including:

  • Chair, Board’s 50+ Committee – addressing issues related to our aging population
  • Vice Chair, Board’s Economic Advisory Committee
  • Member, Northern Virginia Regional Commission

A Leader for Fairfax County’s Youth

Pat inspires and leads Fairfax County’s youth through his involvement in youth sports. Pat has coached youth sports for decades—he began in his teenage years by coaching his West Springfield neighborhood swim team. Since then, he has coached soccer, basketball, and rugby teams for the Southwestern Youth Association. He was also instrumental in the formation of Potomac Inline Hockey Incorporated, an inline hockey program serving youths and adults. He is a former Treasurer of the organization and has served on its board of directors. He was also a founding member of the Potomac Rugby Foundation, which engaged the rugby community in charitable work and conducted blood drives.

Pat has coached for several youth hockey programs, including the Reston Raiders, a youth ice hockey house team, and the Virginia Stars, a youth inline hockey travel team. He has coached as many as four teams in one season, due to a shortage of qualified coaches.

Since he was a child, Pat has been passionate about sports playing football, baseball, swimming, hockey and rugby. He was an active high-school athlete, captaining West Springfield High School’s swim team. He was active in his rugby club and was elected club president, captain, and coach of his team at various points in his rugby career.

Pat still sets an example for the youths he coaches by remaining active in the sports he enjoys. He swims, plays ice hockey and manages to play rugby on occasion.

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