Patty began her insurance career at a small insurance agency in La Jolla and took her first classes from the Insurance Education Association after moving to Los Angeles. She is now their Director of Sales 40 years later, representing The Institutes in California.
Patty was co-founder of Insurance Skills Center, acquired by IIABA-Cal brokers association, where she helped train thousands in the insurance industry. She served on the Curriculum Board for the California Department of Insurance for nearly 10 years and sat as Chairperson for 6 years.
Patty currently meets with insurance organizations to discuss with employees about IEA and Institute designations as a Path to Professionalism with the CPCU being at the top as the highest achievement and most respected designation in the industry. Patty is passionate about the importance of knowledge and professional designations to an organization and to individuals to "risk manage" their careers.