Pat J. Wood

IMG_7631Patrick specializes in strategic planning and marketing communications programs.

With over 20 years experience running agency communications programs, Patrick knows how to manage consumer, retail, and business-to-business markets. His account experience includes Heinz, Nestle, Stouffers, Revlon, and Chevron.

Patrick brings top-level agency and strategic planning expertise to running successful, growing businesses. As the Director of Strategic Planning for Ketchum Advertising/USA, he consulted with all Ketchum satellite offices to develop both new areas of business and a unified communications program for the agency’s new positioning.

As Vice-President, Management Director, he managed the Heinz and PharMor businesses. Among his accomplishments are the successful introduction of Stouffer’s Double Cheese Pizza, a restage of Heinz 57 Sauce, and the repositioning of Heinz Vinegar.

Patrick worked at Leo Burnett USA in Chicago and several other prominent agencies before joining Ketchum.

Before graduating from the University of Notre Dame with his MA, he earned his BA at Saint Norbert College.  His academic record includes election into Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and into the Phi Delta Epsilon National Honorary Society.

For eight years, Patrick served as an adjunct faculty member of Duquesne University, teaching a marketing communications course for the Graduate School. He also spent one year as Director of the Duquesne Entrepreneurial Marketing Assistance Program advising small and emerging businesses.

Among his other responsibilities, Patrick has served on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet (past president), the Pittsburgh Ad Club (past president), and the Three Rivers Center for Independent Living (TRCIL). He also served on the boards of the Seton Hill College Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.