Patrick Eakes, the 2014-15 Governor of District 7690, is the Chair of the Leadership Seminar for our Impact Summit. In this role, Patrick coordinates training for the current and next two Governor classes, the partners of those Governors, and our Emerging Leaders.
A Rotarian since 1998, Patrick has served Zone 33 as Rotary Coordinator, Innovative Club Advocate, Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Paul Harris Society Coordinator, Rotary Fellowships Coordinator, and lead trainer for the 2023-24 Governor Class during its Nominee year. At the international level, Patrick has served as a Trainer at the Rotary Global Leaders Institute, twice as Training Leader at International Assembly, and two years on RI’s Global Networking Groups Committee.
Patrick has won one international and three national Rotary golf championships. More recently, he has become known for his dance instruction and psychic abilities which are sometimes on display at Zone Summits.
Patrick is happily married and the father of two teenagers who are both active in Rotary projects. He operates a high-end custom metal manufacturing business Greensboro, NC, USA. Patrick enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and collecting and consuming wine.
Patrick and Kristen are Major Donors and members of the Paul Harris Society. Patrick is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and Service Above Self Award.