Patrice Willoughby
  • Government Relations
  • A former family caregiver, Patrice serves on the Board of the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) to advocate the long-term financial security of all women.
  • Loves ice skating at Fort Dupont Ice Arena and hanging out with her dogs.

Patrice Willoughby Managing Director

  • Government Relations
  • A former family caregiver, Patrice serves on the Board of the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) to advocate the long-term financial security of all women.
  • Loves ice skating at Fort Dupont Ice Arena and hanging out with her dogs.
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Patrice is the Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Signal Group.

Over two decades in the House, Executive Branch, and the private sector, Patrice Willoughby has solved problems and guided strategy in tax, financial services, and technology representing clients ranging from Fortune 100 to startups.

Patrice served as Chief of Staff and Counsel to a member of the House Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Small Business Committee, leading strategies to expand SBA lending programs and enhance employee protections in the Pension Protection Act of 2006.  In the first two years of the Obama Administration, Patrice served as Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, guiding legislative and political strategy to pass the Recovery Act, Dodd-Frank Financial Reform, and the Affordable Care Act.

Patrice provides comprehensive strategic advice and insight on strategies to improve diversity and inclusion.  Prior to joining Signal, Patrice served in the Obama Administration and co-led the Technology and Financial Services practices at Invariant where she enhanced client engagement with minority caucuses and third parties.

Patrice earned a BA in Music from Case Western Reserve University, MA from the University of Cincinnati, and JD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, after studying International Law in the Netherlands.

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