M.B.A. - Marketing, Columbia University
B.S. - Journalism, University of Maryland
Patricia Wheeler started her career as a reporter and producer for television and radio stations in Richmond, VA, Portland, OR and Baltimore, MD. In Baltimore, she was Assistant Public Affairs Director for WBAL-TV.
She has held marketing communications and public affairs positions with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Cultural Tourism DC., the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, DC Office of the Mayor, DC Department of Corrections, Time Warner and Gannett Corporation.
She has managed her own marketing communications business providing strategic planning, media relations, crisis communications, media training, advertising and market research services to such clients as the BGE, National League of Cities, Grameen Foundation, and OMB Watch.
She has served as an adjunct instructor at several universities in the DC metropolitan area including Howard University and Trinity University.
In 1993, she was named Public Relations Woman of the Year by Washington Women in Public Relations. She has won several national awards including two Silver Inkwells and several awards from the National School Board Public Relations Association and the Association of Educational Publishers. She is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association and a charter member of the DC Black Public Relations Society.