Notable Women on Corporate Boards: Patricia Ackerman

Senior vice president of investor relations, corporate responsibility and sustainability, and treasurer, A.O. Smith

  • Category: Notable Women on Corporate Boards
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 35
  • Undergrad degree/university: sity of Wisconsin-Madison, BBA, Finance
  • Graduate degree/university: Marquette University, MBA

Patricia Ackerman, senior vice president of investor relations, corporate responsibility and sustainability and treasurer for A.O. Smith, is a leader on the company’s executive team, with more than 30 years of experience in corporate finance.

She has demonstrated tremendous value to the company’s board and shareholders through her excellent business acumen, foresight, and execution, according to Jackie Mortenson, director of services for Milwaukee Women inc.

“Pat currently plays a key role with the company’s board of directors as a management representative on the Investment Policy Committee and Disclosure Committee and previously as management representative on the Audit Committee,” Mortenson said. “She is an exceptional leader. In her role at her company, she needs to be strategic, inclusive, visionary, thoughtful, collaborative, confident, knowledgeable and organized. She applies these skills and experience as chairwoman of MWi, engaging members and corporate leaders in MWi’s vision.”

Ackerman also has served on the advisory board of Spaulding Medical since 2018. As an advisor to the startup family business, the advisory board has been tapped to provide expertise and insight in many facets of the medical device and software company.

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