Councillor, Halifax Regional Municipality, District 11 - North End - Bayers Road. Worked on behalf of district 11 residents for many improvements to district 11 and Halifax.
Executive Director, Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia. Lobbied different levels of government for taxpayers and property owners. Represented industry that generates $600 million to the local economy. Coordinated committee programs, sponsorship programs, events and membership sales. Acted as media spokesperson.
Sales and Public Relations Manager, Nova Scotia Restaurant and Food Service Association Lobbied government on behalf of restaurant/bar owners and promoted the food and beverage industry.
Team managed successful food and beverage business, Your Father's Moustache. Increased sales to 1.6 million through 1991-1995.
Provided support as Executive Assistant to Cabinet Minister, Nova Scotia Legislature. Served in the portfolios of Labour, Technology/Science, and Supply/Services.
Recruited staff and developed territory business opportunities for national contracting company, Elite Trade Painting and University Painters. Increased market share through trade shows and displays.
Conceptualized and coordinated events for convention/packaged tours. Travelled Canada and the United States to sell to tour and convention operators to make Halifax and Nova Scotia as their next stop.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Public Sector Executive Seminar Program, IBM's 1997 Harvard Government Program
Bachelor of Arts, Major - Political Science and Marketing, Saint Mary's University, Halifax
It's Good Business Program, Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia
Variety of marketing and presentation courses through the American Bus Association, Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia, Restaurant Management Association, Tourism Halifax, Tourism Nova Scotia
MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Candidate for Councillor, HRM Elections 2000 & 2004
Director, Wee Care Developmental Centre, 2012 - present
Director, Walter Callow Wheelchair Buses for Veterans 2002- present
Past President, Halifax Optimist Club, received recognition certificate 1995-1998, developed programs for youth and respect for the law in the North End community
Halifax Minor Hockey Association - Level 2 National Coaching Program Atom-Bantam Competitive Teams 1985-1995
Bantam Competitive Teams 1985 - 1995
Supported and fundraised for the North End community rink
Volunteer, Tall Ships 2000
Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke campaigns door to door canvas 1997-2008
Promoted local charities through special fundraising events - YMCA, Saint George's Restoration, Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Member, Entertainment Season Advisory Committee marketing Halifax, 1999-2000
Former Board Member, Corporate Fundraising for Ward 5 Neighbourhood Centre
Member, Saint Joseph school advisory council, 2002-2004
Life member, Nova Scotia Historical Society
Member, Halifax Home Owners Association
Member, Charitable Irish Society
Served on many action committees concerning traffic, crime prevention and the protection of property
Honourary co-chairman, St.Patrick's Church Fundraising initiative, Give St. Patrick a Hand
Co-Marshall, Halifax's 1st St. Patrick's Day Parade in 70 years, March 2008
Member, Halifax Volunteer Group
Involved in initiative to preserve Holy Cross Cemetery
Fundraised for Halifax Argos Championship football team
Patrick played all sports growing up in the North End
Hockey - Halifax minor, coached Atom and Bantam division competitive Halifax Capitals and Halifax Hawks
Football - Played with Fort Needham Argos
Track and Field - Under mentoring and coaching of Rick Rivers
Curling - Enjoyed the action sport of curling
Enjoyed and participated in all sports offered at St. Patrick's High School, especially all intramural sports
Worked on many North End youth initiatives
Organized Respect for Law Days at St. Joseph's School in cooperation with well known lawyer Gordon Proudfoot
Monitored Youth Drop in Program at St. Joseph's Church in the 1980s including daily development programs, recreation and camping trips to McNab's Island.