Pat joined Heartland Dental in April 1997, bringing over 23 years of experience in dental and healthcare operations management to the company. As President and CEO, he is responsible for the oversight and management of all operations and day-to-day functions of the company. A certified instructor for the Advanced Achievement Leadership program with Dr. Gerald Bell at the University of North Carolina, Pat is committed to building and promoting professional as well as personal growth for all HDC affiliated doctors and team members. He was the founding president of American Academy of Dental Group Administrators and a certified trainer for Vantage Institute. He attended Concordia College.