Patty is the Director of Special Projects and Foreign Trade Zone Grantee Administrator within the State of Delaware’s Department of State. She graduated with honors with a BS in Business Management and earned a Master of Science in Management from Wilmington University. Previously, Patty served as the Executive Director of Delaware’s Workforce Investment Board and the Director of Advocacy for the American Heart Association, serving the State of Delaware and Southeastern, Pennsylvania. She spent 15 years marketing employer health benefits with a national firm and most recently, 15 years as an economic development professional within the State of Delaware’s Economic Development Office, where she was a passionate advocate for Brownfield remediation. She continues to serve as an active member of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s HSCA Advisory Committee and as the State of Delaware’s primary point of contact regarding Qualified Opportunity Zones.