Patricia Lawson joined Erikson Institute in 2015 and is responsible for the areas of finance, human resources, and facilities. Prior to joining Erikson, she gained nearly 20 years of experience in management at premier Chicago-area nonprofit organizations, including the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Botanic Garden, and Museum of Contemporary Art. She began her career as an auditor while working in public accounting for eight years.
She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Illinois CPA Society, and she also is the founder of the Chicago Non-Profit Controllers Network. She received her bachelor of science in accountancy from DePaul University.