Erica S. A. Patterson is the Director of Contracts Management & Supplier Diversity in the Supply Chain Department at Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW). She has been employed with PGW for the past 6 years. Erica has over 15 years of experience within various areas of business – Business Management, Business Administration, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, and Supplier Diversity overall. Previous professional experience consists of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) – Contracts Manager; Arkema Chemical Manufacturing Company – MRO Data Analyst; and Sunoco, Inc. – Sr. HR Payroll Clerk and Sr. Procurement Buyer.
Erica has received company recognition for her overall achievements; recipient of PGW’s Bronze Safety Award and the Gold Total Quality Performance award for her achievements and exemplary contributions to safety and achieving corporate objectives through streamlining procurement processes and diversity inclusion. Erica received the Sunoco Award of Excellence and Certificate of Appreciation for her commitment to teamwork and dedication for the successful completion of the Sunoco and Speedway Acquisitions. In addition, Erica has received other certificates of recognition for her continued support and volunteerism on other committees related to her current board duties with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
Erica currently attends University of Phoenix, pursuing her doctorate degree in Management and Organizational Leadership; due to complete in 2019. She holds a Masters in Management and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix; and a Bachelors of Science in Business Management from Penn State University.
Erica was elected to serve as Vice President on the Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) organization for their 2018-2019 and re-elected for their 2019-2020 board term. On behalf of PGW, she is an active corporate member of Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC); the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HPCC); African American Chamber of Commerce (AACC); Asian Chamber of Commerce (ACC), and the Women Business Enterprise Council (WBEC-East).