Title: Author, President, Speaker
Company: Alper Portfolio Group
Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
Patricia Alper, President and Founder at Alper Portfolio Group, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in consulting.
Having accrued more than 30 years in her profession, Ms. Alper has served as president and founder of the Alper Portfolio Group, a marketing and consulting company for the commercial real estate, financial, and non-profit sectors, since 1988. In 2000, she also assumed the roles of thought leader, speaker and author of project-based mentoring. Ms. Alper’s experiences have led her to roles as a prominent speaker and the author of the 2017 work, “Teach to Work: How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America.” Since 2015, she has also been a producer for Palm Beach Dramaworks in Florida and a member of the leadership council for Jazz Aspen Snowmass in Colorado.
Likewise to her various positions, Ms. Alper has been a board member of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) since 1998 and of US2020, the White House initiative to build mentorship in STEM careers, since 2016. With NFTE, she has invited countless business leaders to join her in a mentoring capacity, helping teachers across the country inspire and coach entrepreneurship students on their business plans. Appointed to the corporate committee for Million Women Mentors in 2016, she has also been an advisory board member for Farragut Capital Partners since 2011 and an emeritus board member of the Signature Theater since 2006. Additionally, Ms. Alper has been a member of the Writer’s Center in Maryland since 2015.
Ms. Alper received a Bachelor of Arts in English and theology from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa and a Master of Arts in marketing studies from American University in Washington, D.C. She went on to work with incarcerated, runaway and suicidal youth in Iowa’s Youth Detention System and was a counselor to adolescents at Chestnut Lodge, a long-term psychiatric hospital in Maryland. In the 1980s, Ms. Alper was one of the first women in the construction field as co-founder of a multi-million dollar project management company. The company specialized in building corporate headquarter facilities and high-end interiors for large businesses in the Washington, D.C. market. From these notable experiences, she was inspired to produce and host her own radio talk show, “For Love or Money” on Infinity broadcasting.
Looking ahead in her career, Ms. Alper plans to continue to influence the academic and business communities to work more closely together through “project-based mentoring.” Recently, she was honored by NFTE with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Volunteerism. Likewise, Ms. Alper’s philosophies and unique approach to entrepreneurial mentorship have also been extensively featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, TIME and Philanthropy Magazine. In her spare time, she enjoys competitive golf, art, theater, music and theology. Likewise, she loves her time with her husband, two step-children and grandchild.
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