Patti Ramirez, VP Business Development, Retires from RIM
Mar 20, 2017
From the desk of Kurt Mitchell
After 10 years as Vice President Business Development at RIM Architects, Patti Ramirez has retired as of January 31, 2017.
Patti joined RIM after 40 years of experience in the A/E/C industry. During her time at RIM, Patti was responsible for developing new business opportunities, marketing initiatives, and coaching staff. She also served as a board member of RIM’s strategic partner company RIM First People (headed up by Alaska Native Michael Fredericks). With RIM’s commitment to community service, Patti headed up creative programs that put RIM in the spotlight locally, including “Egg-press Yourself” Display at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Pumpkin Carving and Halloween treats to raise money for Aloha United Way, and numerous cultural celebrations. Patti has also involved RIM in supporting local professional organizations, including the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and NAIOP Hawaii.
So what’s next for Patti?
Adjusting to not keeping busy will be a challenge for Patti but she plans on taking a good part of 2017 to catch up with personal projects, hang out at the gym, connect with her hula sisters, and kick up involvement with the Daughters of Hawai`i, Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club and the Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors Mamakakaua Society. Extended vacations is definitely on her “to do” list.
Patti recently told us, “I’ve been so fortunate to have made so many friends (and extended family) over the years, so I really can’t see myself totally disconnected to the design/build industry. Thanks to RIM, I’ve been able to find ways to make hard work fun and to enjoy working with amazingly talented people. Time goes by quickly when you’re enjoying what you do and I’m so happy to have such great memories, thanks to all of you.”
A farewell celebration was held at The Pacific Club on January 31st, where Patti was honored by family, friends and colleagues. Our CEO, Larry Cash, and President, Dave McVeigh, joined me and the Hawaii staff in giving Patti a special mahalo and in celebrating this new chapter in her life. We will surely miss Patti and wish her the best in her future adventures.