Sean M. Patrick, The DeVilling Group
Senior Consultant

Patrick is an experienced, results-oriented communications expert with more than 25 years in the profession. He enjoys numerous successes in designing and implementing strategic communication programs for internal and external audiences. With experiences in differing industries, Patrick is accomplished in IT, automotive, large scale development, non-profit and others.

He is skilled at crisis preparedness and response, targeted media placements, issue management and response, internal communications, special event marketing, corporate social responsibility and much more. All successes stem from strategic and impactful communication planning and execution.

Patrick’s work experience covers a variety of industries. While at Compuware, Patrick placed numerous favorable articles and managed the varied industry analyst interaction and relationships for the mainframe division. While at Pulte Homes, Patrick created a company-wide crisis communication plan including all training material for field offices. Prior to the acquisition of Del Webb by Pulte Homes, he, among other things, was responsible for all the external and internal communications for the introduction of a controversial master-plan development. Patrick also worked for a government contractor on a controversial Department of Energy project involving local and national media coverage. Early in his career we worked for the American Cancer Society, managing fund raising, internal and external communication and program coordination. This varied and successful experience has prepared him for any project.

Patrick continues to sharpen his skills and advance the communication profession as a member of the Board of Directors for the Detroit Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a bachelor’s degree in Communication.