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Richard Patterson

Email: rpatterson@npsfoundation.org

After a distinguished tenure as the Assistant Head of School for Advancement with the Santa Catalina School, Rich Patterson joined the NPS Foundation as its CEO in 2018. During his ten years with Santa Catalina he was responsible for Development, Communications, Alumni Relations, and the Facilities Departments. A key part of his responsibilities, within the Development Department, was the supervision of a $50M capital campaign and the construction of over $25M in new and remodeled facilities on campus. Prior to Santa Catalina, he worked for over sixteen years with the Pebble Beach Company. Over his sixteen-year career with Pebble Beach, he served as the Director of Community Affairs, Tournament Director, and as the Chair of Volunteer Services for the 2000 U.S. Open which included the management of over 4,000 volunteers.

After moving to the Monterey Peninsula in 1991, he began volunteering for a number of local businesses and non-profit organizations. Rich has served on the Boards of the Monterey Chamber of Commerce, Monterey County Convention and Visitor Bureau, AT&T Pebble Beach Junior Golf Association, and is currently a member of The Rotary Club of Monterey. Rich holds a BA in Communications and an MA in Political Communications from California State University, Chico and began his career working as a staff member for a California State Senator in Sacramento.

He is married to Ann, who is a local business owner and avid SF Giants fan, and they have two daughters. Their oldest, Lily, was a Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia and currently lives and works in Austin, TX, while their younger daughter, Emma, is studying Design Production in the Theatre Department at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA. In his free time Rich enjoys golf, working out, and taking walks with Ann and their dog, Linus.