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Patrick Gannon 

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CITY OF SARASOTA - CITY COMMISSION CANDIDATE

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888 Blvd of the Arts, Apt 1508
Sarasota , FL , 34236
Phone:(941) 404-8704

GannonforCityCommission@gmail.com

Education:
Georgia Tech, Engineering Science & Mechanics - ROTC, Distinguished Military Student, Marching & Concert Band, Dormitory Council Leader

US Army, Computer Repair



Experience:
A proven track record of effective residential neighborhood leadership, coupled with a successful business executive career

Over 35 years experience as an executive in several high tech companies and international consortiums managing large and small corporations, non-profits, committees and teams

Lead delegations of business and non-governmental organizations in meetings with heads of state (presidents of countries & finance secretaries) to increase economic development

Served on over 12 Boards of Directors leading for-profit and non-profit organizations

Recognized leader, selected by peers and executives to serve/lead - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Chairman of the Team of Specialists for Internet Enterprise Development, High-level Advisor to the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, US Election Assistance Commission’s Technical Guidelines Development Committee

Active Local Community & Neighborhood Leader - President, Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association, DSCA represents 30+ condos, 2,300+ units, over 6,000 residents, Organized Forums on Chronic Homelessness, Transportation, Optimal Aging, Brain Health, Economic Future of Sarasota, Optimal Living in Sarasota, Organized lectures on Electric Vehicle Charging on Condo property, Greenspace Committee prepared proposal: Pocket Parks in Rosemary District, City of Sarasota Planning Board / Local Planning Agency (June 2015), Condo on the Bay (COTB/888) Boards of Directors (President, Vice-President, Treasurer), Initiated & Chaired the COTB Government Relations Committee, COTB Condo Documents Revision Committee, COTB Budget/Finance Committee, St. Andrew UCC Church - Board of Trustees and Finance Board, Suncoast Electric Vehicle Collaborative, which organizes annual Drive Electric Week in Sarasota County, GWIZ Board of Directors and Advisor for Faulhaber Fab Lab (2012-2014), Computer Observer on Sarasota County Democratic Party Voter Protection Committee to oversee Canvassing Boards for Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections (2008-2016), Presenter at Sarasota/Manatee 3.0 Leaders Conference (2016)

I have lived in Sarasota over 10 years. I am married to Carol Geyer, who is a senior marketing executive with an international non-profit consortium. Between us we have three children and six grandchildren; along with parents and an aunt who live in Sarasota.

I was born in Washington state and grew up on the west coast before my father (Army officer) moved to Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama, where I attended junior/senior high. I was influenced by space scientists to study at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia to become an engineer; and was fortunate to be selected to work at NASA. After serving in the US Army, I went back to Huntsville where I began an exciting future in the computer industry. I worked for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and several startup companies before launching my own innovative Internet-based startups. I am co-author of the book: Building Database-Driven Web Catalogs, and was an international speaker on electronic business and Internet software standards. I have served as the chief executive officer of several non-profit consortiums, including most recently the international non-profit Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, which was a spin-off organization from the US Department of Energy and the National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST).

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