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Public relations executive

Patricia Doherty Yoder, American public relations executive. Recipient Outstanding Woman Business and Industry, 1988, Distinguished Alumni award Duquesne University, 1996, McAnulty Service award, 2006.

Background

Yoder, Patricia Doherty was born on October 30, 1939 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of John Addison and Camella Grace (Conti) Doherty.

Education

Bachelor, Duquesne U., 1961. Press secretary United States House of Representatives, 1965-1969. Director office of public information City of Fort Wayne, 1973-1976.

Assistant manager public and corporation committee Mellon Bank N.A., Pittsburgh, 1977-1979. Vice president public affairs American Waterways Operators Inc., Washington, 1980-1983. Senior vice president, general manager 1983-1986, executive vice president, director international banking, 1989-1991, Hill and Knowlton Inc., Pittsburgh.

Senior vice president corporation public affairs PNC Bank, Pittsburgh, 1987-1989. Vice president, manager corporation public relations and advertising General Electric Capital, Stamford, Connecticut, 1991-1995. Corporation vice president public affairs and committee General Telephone and Electric Corporation, Stamford, 1995-1996.

Senior vice president corporation committee Avis Rent A Car, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1996. Trustee Shadyside Hospital, Pressley Ridge School, Pittsburgh, Ellis School. Board directors Children's Museum, Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Junior League of City of New York.

Career

Press secretary United States House of Representatives, 1965-1969. Director Office of Public Information, City of Fort Wayne, 1973-1976. Assistant manager public and corporation communications Mellon Bank N.A., Pittsburgh, 1977-1979.

Vice president public affairs American Waterways Operators Inc., Washington, 1980-1983, senior vice president, 1983-1986, executive vice president, director banking, 1989-1991. Executive vice president, director international banking Hill and Knowlton Inc., Pittsburgh. Senior vice president corporation public affairs PNC Finance Services Group, 1987-1989.

Vice president, corporation public relations and advertising General Electric Capital Services Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut, 1991-1995. Corporation vice president public affairs and communications GTE Corporation, 1995-1996. Senior vice president corporation communications Avis Group Holdings, Garden City, New York, 1996-1999.

Principal PDY Associates, since 1999.

Membership

Trustee, executive committee Duquesne University, Shadyside Hospital, Pressley Ridge School, Pittsburgh, Ellis School. Board directors Children's Museum, Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Junior League of City of New York. Member Pittsburgh Field Club, Duquesne Club, Indian Harbor Yacht Club, Boca Raton (Florida) Resort and Country Club, Gardiner's Bay Country Club.

Connections

Children: Shari Lynn, Wendy Ann. Married James Ronald Wolfe, October 30, 1999.

father:
John Addison Doherty

mother:
Camella Grace (Conti) Doherty

spouse:
James Ronald Wolfe

child:
Wendy Ann Yoder

child:
Shari Lynn Yoder