Patty began her career with State Farm in 1992 as an agent in Jacksonville, Florida. She was appointed agency field consultant in Daytona in 1997. In 1999, she was named administrative assistant to the executive office in Winter Haven and promoted to agency field executive in West Palm Beach in 2001. In 2005, she moved to corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois as agency administrative assistant in Life/Health executive. She was promoted to executive assistant to the Chairman’s Council in 2006 and selected as vice president – agency in the Pacific Northwest Zone later that year.
Patty received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She earned the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation in 2003, Chartered Leadership Fellow (CLF®) designation in 2005, and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation in 2011. During her time in the state, Patty served on the board of the Association of Washington Businesses. She currently serves on the board of directors for the U.S. chapter of GAMA International.
Patty and her husband, Don, reside in Ponte Vedra, Florida and have one daughter, Carly.