About Patsy

Patsy is a Partner/Director with Vantage and the Wardlaw Group. A long-time colleague of the company’s founder, Butch Wardlaw, Patsy shares his collective vision of “improving the art and science of interpersonal and organizational communication.” She performs a variety of key functions for both companies including corporate communications, project management, technical communication, management consulting, and training services for clients.

Patsy is a seasoned professional who also has expertise in environmental management systems, quality assurance, and corporate communications. She joined the Wardlaw Group as the company’s first employee in June 2006.

With more than 25 years of varied experience in the communications field, Patsy has held positions in both corporate and technical communication, including Director of Corporate Communications for WPI, Inc., Editor/Photographer for Hercules, Inc., the former contractor-operator of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP), a government-owned contractor-operated facility, and Environmental Management System (EMS) project manager. Complementing her communication experience is her expertise in developing, implementing, and auditing of ISO 14001 EMS and Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA). In addition, Patsy is experienced in training program development, in both Web-based and group presentation formats. Patsy worked with the Alliant Techsystems (ATK), current contractor-operator of RFAAP, Environmental Department in the development of EMS training for more than 30 areas/departments, which provided training to more than 1,200 client employees. She has also developed Web-based training programs that were completed by more than 25 employees.

Patsy has developed hundreds of technical documents ranging from simple “how to” procedures to extensive plans regarding Environmental Management and Controls to Public Involvement. Her professional consultation support services have helped a wide range of clients including the Alliant Ammunition Energetics (contractor-operator Radford Army Plant), U.S. Army Corps Engineers, various Department of Defense facilities, Virginia Tech Environmental, Health, Safety Office and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Science Technology DOE Environment, Safety, Health.

Patsy is certified as a Professional Nuclear Quality System Lead Auditor and has performed more than 20 vendor supply audits. Patsy is also Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and has developed ISO 9000, conforming Quality Management Systems (QMS).