Patricia Walker, Vice Chair

Patricia Walker is the Quality Manager at Golden Piedmont Labs in South Boston, Virginia.  She is a graduate of Virginia Tech with BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

In May of 2011, Patricia obtained her Professional Engineering License in Mechanical Engineering in the field of Thermal Fluid Systems Engineering. She is now a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Patricia is currently Vice Chair of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation and has served on the Board for four years. She brings local industrial experience  to the Board (originallly for the welding and industrial maintenance programs while at ABB, and now with Golden Piedmont Labs). By serving on the Board, Patricia hopes to develop and execute a strategy to increase exposure of the wonderful opportunities available through SVHEC.

A philanthropist at heart, Patricia has also volunteered her time and expertise at various other organizations. She has served as a board member and past chairman of the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member and past chairman of the Halifax Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs.  She also volunteers with Halifax County Little Theater.

Patricia, her husband Joseph, and daughters Caroline and Hannah live in Alton.