With a career spanning 40 years, Pat made a huge impact on Northeast Ohio workplaces and in the human resources profession. He is the former Chairman of ERC and was President of the organization for 20 years. He is credited with leading ERC’s turnaround and guiding the organization to national expansion, resulting in 20 straight years of sustained profitability and growth. Pat is now the host of the Success Wave podcast, a frequent keynote speaker and business columnist. Pat is known as an innovator in workplace best practices, and considered a regional thought-leader on hiring and retaining top talent. During his career his leadership style was characterized as non-traditional prioritizing family over profits. Prior to ERC, he held a variety of human resource and leadership positions with KPMG, University Hospitals - Mednet, and Spherion - AIM Executive. In addition to his two books, Pat has published over 400 business, HR, and leadership articles and is the business columnist for Community Leader magazine and The News-Herald. Pat received a BSBA from the University of Dayton and an MBA from Bowling Green State University. He earned his SPHR certification from the Society for Human Resource Management and has served as an adjunct faculty member for Lakeland Community College, Cleveland State University and Baldwin-Wallace University. Pat is a frequent motivational speaker and leadership facilitator. In November 2018 Pat was inducted into the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame.