Patricia Smith’s Bio
A native of Indianapolis Indiana, and currently resides in the Seattle area. Patricia is very active in the Seattle community, volunteering for many nonprofit organizations as an advocate for the underserved. She has been a volunteer on various political campaigns, including President Barack Obama and the City of Seattle city council and mayoral races. Her passion for children lead her to be a volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). She is President of FirstThursday Seattle, an advocacy organization supporting the minority business community. She is host of a radio show,” Let’s Talk For Real”, a New Urban Unlimited talk show on 1150 KKNW focusing on the interests of the community including politics.
She has over two decades of professional experience in technology, primarily working for telecommunications companies. She has held senior level project management positions for major companies (AT&T, Microsoft, T-Mobile and Sprint) in Seattle, Atlanta and Virginia. Her current role is Senior Product Development Engineer for AT&T. She has a Master’s Certificate in Project Management and has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) for over 20 years.
“I am driven by the desire to “pay it forward” in life. I was raised by two of the most loving and giving people I have ever met. And, I vow to carry on that legacy in my life. When not working, I spend most of my time volunteering in the community but I also make time for my family. I am the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, both have college degrees and successful in their careers, one in technology and the other in finance. They also are carrying on the legacy and volunteer in the community.” – Patricia Smith