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Patti O’Brien joined Fresh Start with more than twenty-five years of marketing experience including, most recently, eight years at Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR) at Maricopa Community Colleges where she began in 2014 as the Director of Marketing and Communication. While at MCOR, she assumed additional areas of responsibility in Sales, Solutions, and Operations, and beginning in 2018, led the organization as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Corporate Engagement. As an advocate for continuous learning and gender equity, she has a passion for empowering women with life-changing education and training opportunities to foster career advancement and self-sufficiency.

Patti has a Master’s in Applied Leadership from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, and a B.S. in Business Finance from California State University. She has received numerous awards in marketing, sales, and leadership, and was most recently named 2021 Women Achiever of Arizona, by Arizona Capitol Times.