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Patrice Nickols

Senior Marketing & Communications Manager
Hometown: Glenarden, Maryland

Pronouns : she / her / hers

Patrice comes to Elevate with a decade of marketing and communications experience. She has worked within the trade association, nonprofit, and small business sectors, and her experience ranges from leading brand strategies to managing nonprofit partnerships with organizations like Make-A-WishⓇ. Patrice has dedicated her career to connecting small businesses and nonprofit-based organizations with their target audiences through a mix of corporate strategies and grassroots marketing. She has a passion for collaborative strategy development and brand awareness campaigns and thrives when identifying emerging market opportunities and producing high-class content.

Patrice obtained her undergraduate degree in Business Management from Bowie State University and has continued graduate-level coursework at the University of Virginia. Outside of work, Patrice enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling, and live music.

What is your hidden talent?

I am a pretty good personal budget analyst. I love helping other people create an internal system to meet their goals and see where they can do better when it comes to money.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

Definitely an exclamation point. I have a ton of energy and excitement in person and on paper!

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

I don't like when people use the same words repeatedly within the same document. Grab a thesaurus and get creative!

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Family time, meal prepping, and a great margarita!

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