A former state legislator and two-term mayor, Patrick is a nationally recognized strategic advisor who provides critical counsel to the nation’s leading philanthropic organizations, CEOs, members of Congress, governors, mayors, and political donors on a wide range of political and public policy challenges.
Patrick was a key architect of the successful state and national strategy to win marriage equality.
As mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts, Patrick stewarded the rebuilding of the city’s infrastructure and an upgrade of the city’s bond rating after being reelected with more than 80 percent of the vote. Before being elected mayor, Patrick served three terms as a Massachusetts state representative.
The Stanford Social Innovation Review recently published Patrick’s op-ed urging the nation’s leading charitable organizations to step more powerfully into the public policy arena. He has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and major news programs on cable and network television.
Patrick is the recipient of the U.S. Mayor’s Association 2000 City Livability Award for his nationally recognized “Civility Initiative” and the 1998 Fenn Award for Political Leadership from the John F. Kennedy Library’s New Frontier Society.