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Patricia Reiter directs the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives’ seven programs to advance sustainability practice by educating future leaders, delivering solution sets and engaging the public. She manages the implementation of a $27.5 M investment by Rob and Melani Walton through the Walton Family Foundation and is responsible for strategy, business operations,…

Patricia Reiter directs the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives’ seven programs to advance sustainability practice by educating future leaders, delivering solution sets and engaging the public. She manages the implementation of a $27.5 M investment by Rob and Melani Walton through the Walton Family Foundation and is responsible for strategy, business operations, marketing, meeting deliverables and milestones to ensure long-term impact and viability of the programs.

In her former role as Development Director for the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, Patricia was an integral part of the team that refined concepts and negotiated the deliverables for this transformative investment from the Waltons. She led the effort to identify priorities and articulate a vision that provided the context for the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives programs.

Patricia holds bachelor’s degrees in fine arts and architecture from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Business in Boston. Her work is currently focused on impact investing, social enterprise models and performance measurement for mission-driven enterprises. By employing design thinking and business acumen she directs a team of professionals to move sustainability solution sets and methods into practice.

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Patricia Reiter

Executive Director
ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives