Lecturer, Journalism & Public Relations Department - California State University, Long Beach
Patrice Smith is the former vice president of media relations for PNC Bank, where she served as the corporate communications regional lead and spokesperson for California. She's currently a lecturer in the Journalism and Public Relations Department at California State University, Long Beach. Previously, she served as adjunct faculty in the public relations and corporate communications graduate program at Georgetown University. She was recently a member of the Rising Leadership Program at the Aspen Institute, exchanging ideas with world leaders and senior government officials. Previously, she served as a communicator and deputy press secretary in both chambers of Congress and as a public relations specialist in a variety of public affairs and public relations agencies.