Patrice Willoughby combines over a decade of experience in both the Executive Branch and on Capitol Hill, with a focus on health care, tax, energy, and federal contracting issues. She excels at guiding stakeholders to advance a common goal and brings her extensive relationships with Congress and key policy leaders to bear on behalf of HP+P’s clients.
She most recently served in the Obama Administration as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy in the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, where she focused on government-wide acquisition and small business policy and the federal real estate portfolio.
Before GSA, Willoughby served as Executive Director of the 42-member Congressional Black Caucus where she led numerous legislative victories, including health care and financial services reform, and directed congressional attention to the needs of Haiti following the January 2012 earthquake that devastated the country. Willoughby also served nine years in the office of the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH), including five years as Chief of Staff and Counsel. She focused on pension and long-term care issues of the House Ways and Means Committee, as well as small business access to capital and contracting.
She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Stennis Fellowship for Public Service and the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Staff Leadership Award in recognition of efforts to end health disparities.
Democratic Senate Campaign Committee Women’s Senate Network
New Democrat Coalition
Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena, Board Member
WISER (Women’s Institute For a Secure Retirement), Advisory Council
BA, Case Western Reserve University
MA in Arts Administration, University of Cincinnati
JD, University of Wisconsin Law School