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Commissioner Patterson

James G. Patterson,

Governor Pat McCrory appointed Commissioner Patterson to the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a term beginning July 1, 2013, and expiring June 30, 2019.   Patterson’s business career spans over thirty years of experience consulting with major corporate clients.  He is the founder of Patterson Partners, Inc., a public relations and marketing firm.  His experience includes a broad category of public relations counsel, marketing support, fundraising, and crisis management. He has also served in senior-level posts in higher education.

Commissioner Patterson has served on college and corporate boards.  He also served as Chairman of the Small Business and Agricultural Council of The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.        

Before founding Patterson Partners, he served as President of B&C Associates in High Point, NC; Vice President for Advancement at Voorhees College in Denmark, SC; Vice President for Planning and Development at Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC and Director of Public Relations at the Robert R. Moton Institute in New York City, NY. 
Among the accomplishments Commissioner Patterson is most proud of is leading his company’s effort to pass a $3.1 billion bond referendum for higher education facilities in North Carolina.  The bond was and still is the largest ever passed in the United States for higher education.   He also served as a Distinguished Executive Lecturer – Gardner Webb University Broyhill School of Management and Visiting Lecturer – North Carolina A & T State University.
He received his B.S. Degree from California Miramar University and his M.B.A. from Bernelli University, Trentino, Italy.

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