Board Member Patrick Adams (MSB’81)
Patrick Adams graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and started his professional career as a certified public accountant before deciding the world already had too many. So, he started a new career in advertising, where his marketing strategies have won 15 Effie Awards for marketing effectiveness. Adams helped to start the advertising agency, Secret Weapon Marketing in 1997 after 14 years in account management positions at agencies in Los Angeles. Patrick has three children – Kellogg (B’16), Cooper (B’21), and Riley (CAS’24) – as well as two labrador retrievers, Cisco and Hobie. He’s been married to Abby Adams (CAS ’83) for 30 years.