Patricia Engels has spent over thirty years in senior leadership positions, mostly in Fortune 500 companies. Her positions include Executive Vice President of Product and Marketing for Qwest; President of Business Process Management, a $4 billion dollar business unit of EDS; and President and CEO, Directory Operations, a $4 billion dollar subsidiary of SBC (now AT&T). She also held similar positions with Ameritech and United Airlines.
Ms. Engels served on the board of directors of Frontier Airlines, where she chaired the compensation committee and was a member of the audit committee. She is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute; Chair of the Board for Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and Chair-Emeritus of the Board of Trustees for the Arizona Sonora Desert Muse.
She also serves as Trustee for the University of Arizona Foundation, serving on the Finance and Audit and Governance committees, and is a member of the National Board for the University of Arizona Eller School of Business.
Her previous not for profit experience includes board positions at the Art Institute of Chicago (including the Executive Committee); Steppenwolf Theatre; University of Illinois Business Advisory Council; United Airlines Credit Union; and Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Engels, who is married and lives in Tucson and Lake Tahoe, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. She enjoys hiking and skiing, and is an avid supporter of the performing arts.