Pat Chandler has been CEO of Creative Visions for six years and brings more than 25 years of business, marketing and media management experience and expertise to the organization. She came to Creative Visions from Points of Light where she served on the executive team for eight years holding positions as SVP of Marketing and Corporate Partnerships, Chief External Affairs Officer and Senior Advisor to the CEO. Points of Light was the largest volunteer management organization in the world and had a mission to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world.
Prior to her tenure with Points of Light, she was Chief Operating Officer of SWI Consulting, Inc., a company that specialized in managing and activating the philanthropy and social influence of athletes and entertainers. Chandler also served in leadership roles with the Home Depot for 5 years, including as President of the Home Depot Foundation and head of Community Affairs. In these roles, she managed and designed the company’s corporate social responsibility, civic engagement and philanthropy programs.
She served as President and CEO of Chandler Communications, a full-service marketing and public relations firm headquartered in Seattle, for nearly 10 years and was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington, Bastyr University and Seattle Community College’s Center for Business Development where she taught marketing and public relations courses.
Early in her career she also worked in the media as a television producer and print journalist and was managing editor of the True Citizen, a weekly newspaper in Tacoma, Washington.
She is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and holds degrees in Political Science and Urban Planning.