Jody Glynn Patrick

Business strategist, communications expert, and president of a management consulting company.



Publisher of In Business magazine for over 17 years, and a nightly business radio talk show host for 5 years, Jody now heads her own business consulting company, Glynn Patrick & Associates, LLC. She was named the 2007 "Business Journalist of the Year," an honor bestowed in Washington, D.C. by the U.S. Small Business Administration. In addition, she was presented the prestigious Athena award for her leadership achievements and mentorship of women. Under her management, In Business magazine received the prestigious "Psychologically Healthy Workplace" award from the Wisconsin Psychological Association for "balancing workplace mentorship with ethical business practices."


Prior to moving to Madison, Jody was a death and crisis counselor. She has served as Director of Western IL University's Hotline Crisis Center; Manager of the Chicago Ronald McDonald House; and Crisis Interventionist for a suburban-Milwaukee police department. She moved to Denver to supervise a child abuse and neglect investigatory unit. While in Denver, she also owned a family business. Writing has always been part of her life; while still involved in social service, she wrote a national award-winning newspaper column for Milwaukee and Chicago-area papers.


Jody is co-author (with husband Kevin) of During: A Couple's Intimate Experience with Breast Cancer Treatment. She was spokesperson (Rotary Club International's War on Hunger campaign), Guest of Honor (Madison Club's first charity gala), emcee (Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner; Dane County Small Business Awards, and many other events), and she makes varied guest appearances.


Today, Jody is on the advisory boards of the Dane County Salvation Army and the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation. She also is past president of the Business Development Group and an Leadership Greater Madison alumnus, and involved with many business and civic organizations. She enjoys genealogical research and cemetery photography, with postings of over 10,000 tombstones in an effort to document community histories.




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