Meet Patty

Endorsement: Morrison will be a force in Spa City - The Daily Gazette - November 1, 2019.
CapitalWomen is proud to endorse Patricia Morrison for City of Saratoga Springs Public Finance Commissioner.

I’m Patricia Morrison, life-long Democrat, and I’m running for Commissioner of Finance for the City of Saratoga Springs to bring a forward looking voice for our future.

Saratoga Springs is a special place. It’s why we made it our home. If you are fortunate enough to have been raised here, it’s the reason you’ve stayed. I was raised locally and graduated from Marist College, and I’m committed to serving this community.

By profession I am a business strategist with a background in strategy, marketing, budget, project management and human resources. I began my career as a human resources professional where I represented competing sides in negotiations, yet was savvy at finding the middle ground on tough issues. I have written policies pertaining to health care, performance reviews, salary, and employee relations. I have earned the reputation for bringing teams around the table to tackle high-profile projects on time and in-budget. 

After talking to many of you about the upcoming election cycle without a primary, I felt compelled to offer voters a choice for the position of Commissioner of Finance. My goal is to make our city government responsive, transparent and focused on a sustainable future.

Professional Credentials

EDUCATION

  • Ongoing professional seminars & education including Panasonic Leadership Program (graduate)
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE       

  • Saratoga Springs City School District:  School Board Trustee [Elected] & Policy Committee
  • Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee
  • Sustainable Saratoga:  Community Outreach and Unified Forest Project
  • League of Women Voters
  • Soroptimist International of Saratoga County
  • Women Employment Resource Center (WERC):  Grants & Marketing committee
  • It’s Time Saratoga (Charter Change 2017):  Communications and GOTV leader
  • Panasonic Women Connect: Treasurer [Elected], Diversity & Inclusion mentor program
  • Taproot Foundation:  website development project manager, Clients: Voice Charter & Oliver Scholars
  • S.T.R.I.D.E.: ski, sailing and camp instructor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Management and Leadership
    • Current: CommerceHub, Product Marketing Management
    • Prior: with Fortune 500 Companies
      • Panasonic (10 years)
      • Citibank (1 year)
      • Canon (8 years)
  • Budgets:
    • Adopt annual Saratoga Springs School District budget of $130 million through tax levy and bond issuances.
    • Develop and managed $24 million-dollar department budget with consideration of financial goals to meet annual business plan.  Creation of alternatives and recommendations for course of action to reduce cost and improve the company finances
    • Benchmark and process analysis.
    • Developed and managed annual marketing development process, funds and staff for budget allocation of Intel Inside program and Microsoft Marketing Investment Program
  • Business Requirement Document (BRD), Request for Proposals (RFP), Statement of Work (SOW) and Vendor Contracts
    • Oversee the development of Business Requirement Document (BRD), Request for Proposal (RFP), Statement of Work (SOW) and Vendor Contract describing organizational goals, products and services. A short-list of completed projects include: B2B reseller portal development, direct and digital marketing agency of record selection, intranet portal development, communications technology platform, and on-line buy now reseller partnerships
  • Product Launches and Introductions
    • Delivered an annual marketing strategy based on market research and competitive conditions that drove increased product visibility with a balanced $9 million budget.
    • Managed 15 member, cross-functional team and go-to-market strategy, delivering product positioning, SWOT analysis, value proposition, integrated sales and marketing plan for hardware and software introductions.
    • Increased revenue by $5M-$10M per product launch with introduction of go-to-market process and strategy.
  • Policies and Procedures
    • Developed policies and procedures for the following:
      • Corporate communications: reseller partner program statements and product recall announcements
      • Human resources:  employee benefits, performance reviews, salary and employee relations