Patrick received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was a member of the Stanford Law Review. Patrick graduated from the University of Utah in 2010 where he was a Truman Scholar and Student Body President. He also received a Master’s in Public Policy, cum laude, from the Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy in 2015.
Before joining RQN, Patrick worked in public policy in Washington, D.C. and Utah. In D.C., he served as a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Labor, where he helped develop and shepherd new rules and proposals through the regulatory process. He also worked closely with the Secretary of Labor on issues related to the American economy.
After leaving D.C., Patrick returned home to Utah to join the Office of then Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams as the Director of Government Relations. In that role, he helped Salt Lake County achieve meaningful progress on a variety of policy areas, including land use, economic development, and housing and homelessness. His role in Salt Lake County’s homelessness efforts was highlighted when news broke that he and Ben McAdams spent three days living as homeless people as part of an effort to better understand the challenges facing Utah’s homeless services system.
Patrick remains involved in the Utah community and volunteers his time to important community issues. We are happy to have Patrick join the team.