Dwayne Patterson is a senior executive with over twenty years of experience leading consumer and business service organizations. He has held positions in several industries including; telecommunications, automotive services, insurance, technology and financial services. Dwayne currently serves as Managing Principle of Lighthouse Consultants, LLC, focusing on strategy, growth initiatives and project management for small, entrepreneurial companies. His client list spans a diverse spectrum of industries including; media, real estate, retail, e-commerce, web development and professional services.
Prior to forming Lighthouse, Mr. Patterson was Executive Vice President for AAA Mid-Atlantic in New Jersey, leading three business lines along with the company's administrative, technology and business services operations. Additionally, Patterson held the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for AAA Central-West Jersey Reinsurance Company. During his tenure at AAA, he was recognized with National Innovation Awards in Automotive Services and Technology.
Before AAA, Dwayne was Area General Manager for TKR Cable Communications, a limited partnership between Knight Ridder Inc. of Miami and Tele-Communications, Inc. of Denver. He held P/L responsibility for a cluster of cable television operations in the Delaware Valley. Dwayne began is career with Cox Communications, holding management positions in operations, audit and facilities.
Dwayne holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Whittemore School at the University of New Hampshire. He earned an MBA from Rutgers University with a focus on business operations and currently holds a Six Sigma Green Belt. He serves as Chair of the GPSEG Membership Committee and is a member of the management team. He has held Board and Advisory positions on several non-profit organizations. A father of four, Dwayne is very active in youth sports, coaching soccer, baseball and softball teams and serving as President of the local athletic club.