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WESLEY M. Use links at the left for more information on Pat Pattillo 'PAT' PATTILLO
CONSULTANT IN PUBLIC RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT


3821 Spring Valley Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35223 USA
Telephone: 205.967.9696 / Email:
wmp@earthlink.net

Information updated March 6, 2000

 

 

 

 

 


 







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RECENT CONSULTING CLIENTS

Portion of campus of Hong Kong Baptist UniversityHong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon, China: Pat has served since 1996 as the North American representative for President Daniel Chi-wai Tse, helping the only Christian university in the Peoples Republic of China build an American constituency to undergird its on-campus ministries, and engage 47 partner colleges and universities in an international study-abroad program.
National Foundation for Youth
, Clearwater, Florida: Pat served 1994-1996 as founding president and executive director of this charitable organization established through the generosity of former Eckerd Drugs chairman Jack Eckerd and his wife Ruth.
Baptist Theological Seminary at RichmondBaptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia: Since 1997 Pat has served as capital campaign consultant to Development Director Bob Spinks and President Tom Graves of this rapidly-growing seminary.
Cornerstone Schools
, Birmingham, Alabama: Pat conducted planning studies and served as pre-campaign consultant to the board of this private inner-city school system, 1997-1999.
First Counsel, Inc.
, Charlotte, North Carolina: Pat conducted pre-campaign analysis, planning studies and on-site management for clients of this consulting firm.

 

 

 

 

 

 







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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Samford UniversitySamford University, Birmingham, Alabama: Pat served eight years as vice president for university relations of this 4,500-student institution during a time of rapid campus expansion and dynamic change in public awareness, 1986-1994.
Southern Seminary, Southern SeminaryLouisville, Kentucky: From 1965-1986, Pat served on the staff of this national graduate-professional school, as vice president for development and public relations, and as executive director of Southern Seminary Foundation.

Pat has also held several media communications positions, including broadcast news reporter and anchor for WGAU, Athens, Georgia, and WBRC, Birmingham, Alabama; account executive, Forbes McKay Advertising Agency, Birmingham, Alabama; and newspaper reporter, Athens Daily Banner-Herald, Athens, Georgia.

He has been writer, producer Crescent Hill Media and on-camera host of numerous educational video productions for Crescent Hill Media, Louisville, Kentucky, 1973- , and was writer and moderator for a series of satellite-delivered national teleconferences produced for non-profit organizations by United Methodist Communications,1991-1998.

 

 

 

 

 







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EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, HONORS

Ohio State UniversityOhio State University: Earned MA in journalism and mass communications, 1965. Served as business University of Georgiamanager for the Ohio State Daily Lantern, 1963-1965.
University of Georgia: Earned AB in journalism, 1962, Henry Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Warren Deem Institute at Columbia University
: Postgraduate study in management on a fellowship from Lilly Endowment, 1983-1984.

Public Relations Society of America, New York CityAPR accreditation from Public Relations Society of America: Earned APR professional accreditation, 1979; honored with election to PRSA's national College of Fellows, 1993. National Society of Fund Raising Executives
National Society of Fund-Raising Executives, Alexandria, Virginia: Earned CFRE professional certification, 1987; honored as NSFRE Fund-Raising Executive in Alabama, 1990.

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, DC: Honored with the national U.S. Steel Award for Sustained Excellence in Advancement, 1979. Council for Advancement and Support of EducationServed as chair of the Senior Professionals Section of CASE, Southeast Region, 1989-1990.

 

 

 

 

 







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VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP

Baptist World AllianceFor ten years, 1984-1994, Pat chaired the international development committee of the 45-million-member Baptist World Alliance, Washington, DC. He was national president of the New York-based interfaith professional organization Religion Communicators Council (formerly Religious Public Relations Council), 1990-1992. Earlier, he was national president of the Baptist Communicators Association, 1974-1976. Baptist Church of the Covenant

He and his wife are members of Baptist Church of the Covenant, an inner-city church which ministers to a diverse community near downtown Birmingham.

In local civic life, Pat was selected Leadership Louisvilleto participate in Leadership Louisville, was telecommunications chair for Kentuckiana Metroversity (a seven-school educational consortium), and was co-chair of the founding committee for the Louisville-area Faith Channel, an ecumenical television ministry. He served as president of the Bluegrass Chapter of Public Relations Society of America , and is now accreditation chair of the Alabama chapter. He has also served on the board of the Birmingham Broadway Series, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 







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FAMILY MEMBERS

Pat is a native of Mobile, Alabama, but spent his teenage and college years in Georgia. His wife, Zelma Mullins Pattillo, is a native of Wise, Virginia. Zelma Mullins PattilloShe is a hospice chaplain and the director of spiritual care for Unity Health Management Services, a joint program of Baptist Health System and St.Vincent's Hospital / Daughters of Charity in Birmingham. She earned the BS in math, MA in Christian Education, and MDiv plus extensive training in clinical pastoral education. She is a fellow of the College of Chaplains. To read more about her, click here. Pat and Zelma's travels have taken Laura Grace Pattillothem to all 50 states and to 45 foreign countries.

Their daughter, Laura G. Pattillo, holds the BA from Westhampton College of the University of Richmond and the MA from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she teaches English and is a PhD candidate in Southern Literature. For Stephen Riley Pattillo1999-2000 she is on special assignment with Actors Theatre of Louisville, the state theater of Kentucky.

Their son, Stephen R. Pattillo, holds a BA in economics from Duke University, with additional study at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is resident director of the Singapore office of the US-ASEAN Business Council, an affiliate of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Washington, DC.

 

 

 

 







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TRAVELS

Pat and Zelma's travels on business and pleasure have taken them to all 50 states and to more than 40 foreign countries, including

  • compassEastern Europe -- Russia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Yugoslavia
  • Asia -- Mainland China, Korea, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand
  • Western Europe -- England, Wales, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland
  • The Americas -- Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Bahamas, Jamaica, Canada
  • Middle East/Africa -- Morocco, Syria, Jordan, Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey

Sydney Opera House, AustraliaBecause travel is a serious family hobby -- highlighted with two dozen family vacations abroad, and many auto trips in the U.S. -- the Pattillos are in the early stages of constructing a family web scrapbook of 30 years of adventures. A link to that page will be included here when it's done.