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Patricia began her illustrious career at Ironton Telephone Company in 1966, when her brothers, William and Allen, enlisted her help with the company’s bookkeeping needs. Over the course of 57 years, Patricia has adeptly handled all financial aspects of Ironton Telephone, ultimately serving as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Her exceptional contributions did not go unnoticed; in 2013, Lehigh Valley Business recognized her dedication and awarded her the Lifetime Achievement Award as CFO of the Year.

In 2018, Patricia stepped into the roles of President and Treasurer of Ironton Telephone Company, succeeding her late brothers. She has embraced this new chapter in her business career with enthusiasm and a resolute determination to drive the company forward. Recently, under her leadership, the company embarked on a new venture, Keystone Metrofiber, which aims to deliver private fiber networks to customers throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Patricia has no plans to retire and continues to play a pivotal role in Ironton Telephone’s success.

Beyond her work at Ironton Telephone, Patricia has held numerous leadership positions. From 2009-2011, she served as President of the Eastern Rural Telephone Association. For several decades, she has also been the Secretary at Laury’s, Schnecksville, and Lehigh-Northampton Pomona Granges, sharing her many talents with the Grange, the oldest agricultural organization in the U.S. In May 2024, Patricia was inducted into the Parkland Education Foundation’s Distinguished Alumni Association, a testament to her enduring impact and leadership. Patricia’s journey is defined by her unwavering dedication, hard work, and perseverance, qualities that continue to guide Ironton Telephone into a promising future.