Succession Planning with Patton McDowell

 Patton McDowell

 Patton McDowell, President, PMA Consulting LLC, has spent his entire career in fundraising and nonprofit leadership. He started his consulting practice in 2009, and his firm has worked with over 160 organizations in the Carolinas.

Before starting PMA Consulting, he spent a decade in higher education as Vice President for Advancement at Queens University, after serving in the same role at UNC Wilmington, where he was the youngest vice chancellor in the UNC system.  Prior to his tenure in higher education, he worked as the state Program Director for Special Olympics North Carolina (Raleigh, NC), and as an Assistant for Education & Training for Special Olympics International in Washington D.C.

Patton is a native of Elizabeth City, NC, and received a BA in English Education from UNC Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar. He received his MBA from the McColl School of Business at Queens, and is pursuing a doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California.