Director of External Affairs
Patrice joined ICLEI in the spring of 2009. In her new role as the Director of External affairs, she will be responsible for coordinating all fundraising activities including maintaining and developing new strategic relationships with potential partners. This includes existing foundations, private industry and the Federal Government.
Her prior responsibilities were to provide direct, customized support to ICLEI's South Central membership across 4 states. In this role, Patrice was responsible for supporting all ICLEI members within Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas in furthering the momentum of greenhouse gas emission reductions within the region.
Her previous experience in environmental and energy policy included marketing, governmental relations, development and finance. She also established the first industry-funded energy demonstration center focused on the commercialization of fuel cell technology at the Houston Advanced Research Center. Additionally, she was the previous Associate Deputy Land Commissioner at the Texas General Land Office. In that role, her responsibilities included the development of public/private partnerships and projects to advance the use of sustainable, clean energy transportation alternatives to improve air quality, and the promotion of economic development and energy security. She was also the director of the Texas State Energy Conservation office (SECO) where she was responsible for the management and distribution of approximately $200M in thirty-three different program areas while directing a staff of 45 employees.
She is the graduate of The University of Texas.
Phone: (832) 393-0969