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Capitalizing on over two decades as a successful entrepreneur and Board member, Patty currently operates a specialized consulting group,  DeDominic & Associates,

Patty DeDominic is now an executive coach and business consultant, offering organizational development, human resources and succession planning  coaching and business services to enterprise builders, high achievers and authors. Her firm's prime focus is: Helping Achieving Soar.

In June, 2008 DeDominic earned the ISS Certification (Institutional Shareholder Services/Corporate Governance Certification) from U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

1979 – 2006. DeDominic founded and grew PDQ Personnel Services, Inc. which evolved to PDQCareers.com and CT Engineering. She sold those companies and remains as a consultant to several national and international executive search firms and non-governmental organizations and foundations.  Part of the PDQ story is a case study of successful entrepreneurship and succession planning for the MBA program at Stanford University.

Named CEO of the Year by the LA Business Journal in 2006, DeDominic has received over 20 distinguished awards including:  the  2011 Ruby Award from Soroptimists International, Outstanding Business Leader from Northwood University and Women of Inspiration from Girls Inc. in 2008; The Bank One Top Customer Service Award; The Goddess Artemis Award presented in Greece in 2007; The Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award from Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY.org); and, The President’s Award from Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP.org). She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame over ten years ago.

Patty is the former Chairman of the Board of the LA Area Chamber of Commerce (www.lachamber.com) as well as the Foundation for SCORE (www.score.org), and was the National President of The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO.org).  She served for six years as a Director of the Jane Goodall Institute and sits on the Board of Governors for HOBY.org. In addition, she is an adviser to the Chair and Founder of Promerica Bank in Los Angeles, The Weidemann Foundation (micro-credit lending) and several Internet start-ups.
From 2002-2005, she was a special advisor to Dean Joseph Nye at The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Patty and her husband, Gene Sinser, currently reside in Santa Barbara, CA. Having raised five children, their family has expanded to include five grandchildren and lots of animals.

Patty DeDominic
President, DeDominic & Associates


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