Patty joined Smith & Howard in 2002 and serves as the firm’s Director of Administration and Recruiting. She has over 20 years of management experience in professional services firms, and in her role at Smith & Howard is involved in all phases of administration, recruiting, personnel, finances and facilities.
Patty leads all recruiting efforts, including campus and experienced professionals recruiting. She is on the S&H University Committee, which plans the firm's internal educational curriculum and is team leader for the Leadership Institute program, our annual leadership training conference for highly qualified accounting students.
Patty received her BBA in Marketing from North Georgia College and her MBA in International Business from Georgia State University. She holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification by the HR Certification Institute and the Society of Human Resources Management’s Certified Professional certification. These certifications demonstrate mastery of technical and operational aspects of HR practices and U.S. laws and regulations. Patty is a member of the National Association for Accounting Administration as well as the Atlanta Chapter for Accounting Administration.
Patty loves sports, movies and spending time with her family. She lives in Newnan with her husband and daughter.