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Patricia L. Blackburn

Patricia Blackburn was inducted into the Medill Hall of Achievement in 2015.

She is an award-winning corporate communications executive who has held senior leadership roles at multiple major global corporations, including Ingersoll Rand, McGladrey, Bank of America, Goodrich Corporation and Giddings & Lewis. Before she retired in 2013, she served as Vice President of Communications, Brand & Public Affairs for Ingersoll Rand Corporation, where she led global strategy for all internal and external communications, branding and public affairs for the $14-billion diversified industrial company.  Her career accomplishments include strategic communications, brand and marketing initiatives designed to measurably enhance reputation, increase employee engagement and drive organizational performance. She currently serves as a consultant and coach, providing communications counsel to various organizations and individuals.