Dr. Valerie Patrick, Founder and President of Fulcrum Connection LLC, is a trained scientist and facilitator that helps technical organizations improve productivity through critical thinking and science-based collaboration.
Dr. Patrick has 25 years of corporate experience leading technical and strategic initiatives of increasing scope to identify and pursue new sources of organizational value for both Bayer and Monsanto. Most recently, she served 4 years as Sustainability Coordinator/Strategist for Bayer North America, and 3 years in Bayer MaterialScience’s innovation organization where she led the Creative Center and Transportation Industry Innovations groups.
Dr. Patrick received her ChemE (Chemical Engineering) B.S. from Bucknell University (Summa cum Laude) and her ChemE M.S./Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology. She served as inaugural Chairperson of the ACCO (Association for Climate Change Officers) Board of Directors and now serves on ACCO’s Advisory Board. She received a Silver Facilitation Impact Award from the International Association of Facilitators in 2014 for her work with University of Pennsylvania (sponsored by the U.S. DOE) to engage market actors in identifying ways to catalyze advanced energy retrofits for small- and medium-sized commercial buildings. Dr. Patrick is a Certified Professional Facilitator, an SOQ Qualified Climate Practitioner, and a Trained Creative Problem Solving Facilitator.