CHAIR, PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Patt A. Parker was elected NFRW 2nd vice president by the NFRW Board of Directors in March 2010. She also has served as member-at-large.
Her two passions are to train women leaders and to elect
Republicans by ensuring Republicans are aware of and embrace
Republican values, enabling them to knowledgably engage those in
their circle of influence and expand that influence to their
communities, state and nation.
Parker has a varied professional background which focused on supporting the military and briefing senior level decision makers—military and civilian—during peacetime and wartime. She received a master’s degree in national security from the National War College and an MBA from Marymount University. Additional studies include more than 100 graduate hours in leadership development, organizational effectiveness and strategic planning.
Past political experience includes: immediate past president of Maryland FRW; deployed to Orlando, Fla., as Maverick, McCain Presidential Campaign; delegate, Republican National Convention, Minneapolis; Executive Committee member, Maryland Republican Party; Advisory Board, Republican Women’s Federal Forum; Board of Directors, National Federation of Republican Women; NFRW Regent; deployed to Iowa State Caucus, Iowa Republican Party; charter president, RW Leaders of Calvert County; Maryland FRW legislative chair; membership chair, Republican Women of Calvert County; campaign manager for commissioner’s race; county coordinator for Maryland senate race; and, Women of Steele and Steele Victory team activist.
Grassroots experience includes: door-to-door; poll watcher; election judge; call-in radio, TV interviews; news releases; letters to the editor and testimony on legislation supported by Maryland FRW to General Assembly; and, requested speaker addressing Republican values, strategies and the democratic process, U.S. government, strategic planning and leadership to groups from/in Maryland, D.C., West Virginia, Virginia, Illinois, Mongolia, Chile, Argentina, South Korea, Mexico and Germany.
Professional experience includes: political appointment to the Governor’s Emergency Management Council (GEMAC); Governor’s Task Force member on Disabled Veterans and Small Business Initiative; deputy director, military and federal affairs, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development; Department of Defense, senior civilian – focused on strategic planning and organizational effectiveness; and, educator and small business owner – focusing on executive coaching and leadership development.