Patti Payne is a well-known, much awarded local media broadcast and print personality whose work in the community is widespread and whose enthusiasm and energy has helped raise the bar at thousands of entertainment events, auctions and other regional fundraiser for more than 30 years. She is columnist for Puget Sound Business Journal and is a sought-after keynote speaker and emcee. Payne serves as principal of her own public affairs/community relations business, The Payne Group Communicating/Connecting.
She is on a variety of boards including Bellevue LifeSpring Advisory, Treehouse Advisory, and Cancer Lifeline Advisory, and is a longtime member of the Community Development Roundtable.
Her professional and civic activities have been recognized by numerous awards, including ‘Seattle Woman of the Year;’ ‘Women in Communications Torchbearer;’ ‘Woman of Influence/Puget Sound Business Journal;’ dual honoree, with David Horsey, of ‘Washington News Council Gridiron East Roast;’ ‘The Voice of the Community’ honors from the prestigious Celebrity Waiter’s Fundraiser; the inaugural honoree of The 5th Avenue Theatre’s ‘Excellence Award,’ for community service; and 2019 Seafair’s Community Spirit award
Payne is also an accomplished musician – vocalist, pianist and drummer.
Source: Bellevue Rotary Club