Senior Associate

Patti recently served as the president of the University of Central Oklahoma and the university’s first female president in its 133-year history.  Prior to her presidency, she served as the university’s Vice President for Finance and Administration.  She holds a master’s degree in industrial-organizational psychology and a doctorate in organizational leadership.

Patti offers a unique combination of leadership and financial acumen to clients, helping leaders and organizations optimize their performance.  She brings rich experience  in strategic decision-making and planning, crisis leadership, communications, financial stewardship, and coaching.

For the past four years, Patti has served on the boards of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Riversport Foundation, Greater OKC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, and the national board for the Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

She is now leading the expansion of Schnake’s services into the Kansas City metro.