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Patty Tatro

Patty Tatro

ptatro@vt.edu

Associate Director for Business Development, LINK

As Associate Director of Business Development with LINK, Patty is responsible for cultivating partnerships to enhance critical strategic initiatives to solve tomorrow's biggest problems. Patty brings a passion for learning and engagement to the position with almost two decades of experience working in higher education, health care, and multinational institutions, developing executive education and outreach programs for corporate clients and federal agencies.

Patty describes many facets of her life as bridges. She is a bridge between the innovative work at Virginia Tech to the commonwealth and beyond through corporate partnerships. Like Patty's work, bridges are two-way connectors that provide an opportunity to interact from both directions. Building bridges requires proper planning, common ground, and a desire to move forward; these are skills Patty has sharpened throughout her career. Born in Washington D.C., and raised in McLean, VA, Patty can often be found on small footbridges while her son fishes and her daughter throws rocks.

Patty earned a B.S. in economics from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University.