PATRICIA LEPERA

PRESIDENT


With more than 25 years’ experience positioning clients for success, Pat is a sought-after strategist, writer, and speaker in the nonprofit sphere. 


Pat provides leadership for the firm and high-level strategic and creative guidance to our clients across marketing and development communications engagements. She is a frequent presenter at CASE and other conferences, with cutting-edge advice on the power of brand building, messaging, and fundraising communications.

Pat has worked with the Smithsonian Institution for more than a dozen years, and had a hand in everything from executive communications to strategy and materials for its first-ever comprehensive campaign. She led SteegeThomson’s work for the University of Pennsylvania’s successful Making History Campaign as well as Lafayette College’s recently launched Live Connected Lead Change Campaign. Pat has helped organizations such as the American Friends Service Committee and the New York Women’s Foundation develop communications strategy, and shaped brands and messages for Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Youth for Understanding, and Nazareth College.

Pat was senior vice president for marketing at the American Cancer Society in Pennsylvania before coming to SteegeThomson. She holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Temple University and a Master of Science degree from Drexel University.