Prior to owning her own publishing company, Pat's background was in the area of advertising and media. She has held positions as media director and vice president of advertising agencies in San Francisco, Chicago and New York, such as Rosenthal & Martin, The Advertising Agency, UniWorld Group, Inc., Chisholm-Mingo Group and J.P., Martin Associates. In positions in these companies she planned and executed national media campaigns for fortune 500 corporations such as Anheuser Busch, General Foods, General Motors and AT&T. She has also held positions in sales and administration at several newspapers, magazines, radio stations and television stations, including at NBC in New York and San Francisco.
Ms Stevenson has had an outstanding career and has won several awards, including: Young Outstanding Woman of America Award in 1980; Kizzy Award for Achievement as a Young African-American Woman in 1981; Outstanding Community Organization Award 1998 from the Greater Harlem Real Estate Board; The Cutty Award for being an associate in the Economic Empowerment of The People of Harlem 1997; Nguzo Saba Award “In the Spirit of Self Determination” from the Kwanzaa Foundation 2002; the 2005 “Spirit of Hope” award . and “The Percy Sutton Award” for excellence in media from the Harlem Business Alliance in 2005, The Media Excellence Award from the Harlem Arts Alliance 2006, the Excellence in Community Service award from Take Wing and Soar Productions in 2007, Excellence in Media award from The Grandparents Assoc in 2010 and the .Women of Excellence award from the Women Chamber of Commerce in 2010, McDonalds Media Legend – 2013.
Pat is a member of the 100 Black Women, on the board of the Harlem Tourism Board, on the board of the Foot Center of New York, and on the board of the Bradhurst Merchants Association.
Pat moved from her home Savannah, Ga. to New York in 1968. She has also lived in Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Pine Bluff Arkansas and Denver. She graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in Queens in 1970. She attended Long Island University in Brooklyn, the American Institute of Banking, Taylor Business Institute, Marinello-Cormer School of Beauty in New York and Northwestern University in Chicago.
Pat is from a big family with nine sisters and brothers. She is currently a single mom and resides in Harlem with her son Dominic.