Bio: Patti Hamilton

Patti Hamilton

After receiving her business degree from Northwood University, Hamilton launched her career with General Motors, and subsequently applied her experience towards a career in the automotive retail environment, holding a variety of sales and marketing positions, including full operational responsibility as General Manager and ultimately Vice President/Marketing for the Schumacher Automotive Group.
Bringing over 30 years of leadership and marketing experience towards her current position, she joined SWS in 2008 as a member of its Executive team where she serves with a focus on marketing, employee leadership advancement and community outreach. Representing the organization regarding C&D recycling issues both locally and throughout the state, she is called on to participate in speaking engagements in and out of the state of Florida.
In the fall of 2011, she was appointed to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women where she has served as Vice Chair of the Commission since 2013. Having held leadership positions with many professional and non-profit boards over the past 23 years, she is currently serving as the state board chairman for the Florida Festivals and Events Association and serves as a board member of Bella’s Angels, the South Florida Fair, the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation Board, the Roger Dean Stadium Advisory Board and Quantum House. Hamilton led the founding of the internationally recognized, Athena Awards Program in Palm Beach County in 1991 and was the recipient of the honor in 2002. She has been recognized with a number of community awards including the March of Dimes Women of Distinction, the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, Women in Leadership Award, Northwood University’s Outstanding Alumni Award and in 2013 The Gaeta Chairman’s Award, a recognition which honors those individuals and organizations that have provided the framework for the Northern Palm Beach County Community. She has been honored for her work with the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Artist Show Case of Palm Beach County and the Boy Scouts of America. In November of 2014, Hamilton was one of seven women recognized nationally and was the recipient of the 45th Annual Northwood University Distinguished Women Award.

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