Patty has nearly 20 years in the construction industry and more than 15 years of experience advancing sustainability in the built environment. She is an advocate for green building and healthy, high-performing construction both at Leopardo and the industry at large. Her experience includes extensive involvement on countless projects, along with years of participation in the larger green building movement. As a construction professional fluent in sustainability, she provides direction to owners, colleagues and subcontractors in the planning and execution of healthy, high-performing projects and other sustainability services.
Patty has been a long-time volunteer for Illinois Green Alliance, a USGBC community. This included a five-year term on the board of directors, in which she served as board chair in 2018. She currently sits on the standing programs committee for Illinois Green, helping to provide meaningful educational opportunities for IGA members. She is the incoming vice chair for the USGBC Materials and Resources Technical advisory group (MR TAG) and is the facilitator of the Chicago Living Future Collaborative. Patty also sits on the steering committee of Building Green’s Sustainable Construction Leaders network and founded the Chicago Sustainable Construction Leaders group.
She holds several credentials, including LEED AP-BD&C, WELL AP and LFA, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management from Columbia Southern University. She is a graduate candidate in the University of Wisconsin’s Master of Science Sustainable Management program.