Patrick spent 30 years in managerial, financial and general management positions in the private sector before founding Bernuth & Williamson in 1997. He was – and remains – convinced that there are private sector management tools and techniques that can be of significant benefit to non-profit organizations. As the firm expanded over the past 12 years, his work has involved extensive operational planning, change management and development work for a wide variety of non-profits including cultural institutions, universities, and research, social service and environmental organizations. Patrick has played a principal role in initiating and assessing non-profit business ventures and has written on strategy and management issues for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Learned Publishing and other journals. During 14 years at CBS, Inc. he held a variety of editorial and management positions including President, Praeger Publishers. He is a graduate of Princeton University and has an MBA from Columbia University. Patrick has been a member of the Executive Council of the American Association of Publisher’s Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division and served on the Association’s Public Issues Task Force. He was a member of the Publishing Advisory Board at the Brookings Institute. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University Press and was President of that Board for more than 10 years.