SIM Arizona Board - Patti Walker

Patti Walker

Patti Walker, Director of Programs

Patti Walker has over 25 years of experience in information technology, serving both public and private companies. With Patti’s operational experience at a CIO level, she provides practical solutions that can be sustained. Patti addresses the cultural nuances, and people and process impacts with ERP and CRM technology deployment, focusing primarily on user adoption of the business solution, primarily in manufacturing and distribution industries.  Patti specializes in IT governance and the refinement of business alignment to maximize a client’s investment in technology.  Her past roles have included Arthur Anderson Senior Manager in the Business Consulting practice, CIO at Fender Musical Instruments, Global Practice Leader of Business Systems Services at Experis (Manpower), and most recently, Principal and West Region Practice Leader of Technology Services for RSM McGladrey. 

Today, as the co-founder and Information Technology Managing Partner at Empower Partnerships, she enables change agents to crusade against complacency, and empowers her clients to achieve operational excellence.