Biography

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Principal of Giesbrecht & Co, Patrick has spent the last 16 years working with businesses and not-for- profits, building and executing communications strategies; with the last 9 years focussed on advocating for worthy community projects and developments.

Patrick is currently the chair of the BC Chamber of Commerce board of directors. As such, he brings a province-wide network of businesses, investors, influencers, experts, and decision-makers, to his professional world.

He is a relational communicator to his core. His expertise includes creating a credible narrative that accurately communicates a project’s value to the community at large. He has a knack for bringing diverse groups together, building a ‘coalition of support’ behind projects he believes in. He is selective with the projects he endorses, and the parties he works with, in order to protect the relationships he has built over the years through his professional and community involvement.

Patrick brews his own craft beer and enjoys locally sourced food and beverage. For fun he snowboards, collects vinyl recordings and golfs.

He and his wife Summer have four children.