Patti Girardi is an author, speaker and adjunct faculty member for the West Virginia University Reed College of Media. She is a recognized thought leader in marketing to Millennials and Generation Z. Previously, Patti served as VP, Marketing for Chartwells, the college dining division of global foodservice giant Compass Group. In this role, Patti led Chartwells’ industry-leading rebrand from “Eat. Learn. Live.” to “Where Hungry Minds Gather,” addressing the unique attributes of Generation Z. Patti previously served as VP, Sales & Marketing for Fox Cable Networks. She began her marketing career with Cox Communications, where she held a number of field and corporate marketing positions.