About Patton

Patton McDowell is the president of PMA Consulting, a leadership practice he founded after a successful twenty-year career in the nonprofit sector. His experience includes work at Special Olympics International and North Carolina's statewide program, as well leading the fundraising teams for two universities. He is a frequently sought-after leadership coach and speaker on nonprofit issues of strategic planning, organizational development and executive skills critical to a leader's personal and professional success. Patton received a BA in Education from UNC Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar, an MBA from the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, and a Doctorate in Education (Organizational Change and Leadership) from the University of Southern California. He is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a Master Trainer for AFP International and the host of the weekly podcast Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership.