Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series
Director, Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Patrice Matamoros has served as the race director of the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon since 2008. She successfully re-launched the marathon after a 5 year hiatus was responsible for generating all sponsorships including the title sponsors. Since 2009, the event has continued to grow from an organization with no sponsors, no runners, no staff and no volunteers to an event that generated over $3.1 million in revenues in 2012. The Dickâ€™s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon now supports 11 full-time staff members, 3,500 volunteers, and 30,000+ runners, as well as a competitive/elite component throughout the weekend of events.
Patrice is a native of Montana where she was three-time State Champion in Cross Country. Prior to becoming a race director, she devoted 10 years supporting charitable causes, fundraising through various events. In her professional life she worked for a Division of Ford Motor Company in National Sales.