Patty Harrison is an Executive Consultant and Faculty Member for Leath Group, LLC—a dynamic curriculum development and intellectual property greenhouse that grows leaders and shapes cultures. As a strong project manager and marketing consultant, Patty has a passion for completing projects on time and in budget. Having balanced both marketing and advertising throughout her career, she believes strategy is equally important as proper execution. Her desire is to create the best possible product for the purpose and budget.
Starting her career in television production and editorial, she acquired a deep understanding of the technical side of the business. Moving forward as a broadcast and video producer for Dallas-based advertising agency, Tracy-Locke, then as executive producer for international agency DDB Needham, she participated in national campaigns for Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Pizza Hut, and others, gaining valuable insight into creative strategies that drive revenue growth. During this time she won seven Telly awards.
Following was a decade of marketing management, business development, and team building for hi-tech start-ups, luxury family resorts, furniture retailers, and ad agencies. Expanding into web and digital, she applied best practices to oversee the launch of numerous websites, social media campaigns, and promotions plus digital and e-mail marketing that delivered positive, measurable results. Throughout this time she continued to produce TV, radio, and videos, and added scriptwriting to her skill set. Her clients included many well-known local companies such as Weir’s Furniture, Terramesa Resort Properties, Slingshot Advertising, and Circa Design Showroom. Most recently, she has honed her life's passion, interviewing people. Recent projects inlude questioning C-Level technology professionals for SIM (Society of Information Management) and Thru Inc.
Along the way she was fortunate to work with talented engineers, web developers, copywriters, art directors, composers, a film director, as well as Hollywood and sport stars. The experience has left her humbled and grateful.
Patty earned a BFA in Theatre and a BS in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Florida and still insists she was not one of the party animals that graduated from this infamous institution.
When not working, she spends precious time with her husband, Lee, and two daughters Lindsey and Hope, who regularly insist on golfing, water skiing, and snow skiing, despite Patty’s marginal performance level at these activities. She loves to paint, write fiction, watch movies, and teach spin classes weekly. Cooking is a creative passion she suffers due to her overachieving nature in the kitchen.