Patrick Lee Jr

Patrick received his undergraduate degree in Political Science/History from Earlham College and his Masters of Arts in Management with concentrations in Corporate Management and Business Communications from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

Starting his entrepreneur journey, Patrick spent his summers home from college working for his father as a job site supervisor on construction sites. He recruited his friends to work for him, and to this day, they still remain close friends!

Following graduation, Patrick co-founded and ran the business end of the first all-volunteer veterinary blood bank in the country – The Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank. This business created a brand new niche industry. The blood bank opened in 1993 and was successfully sold in 2011.  Even though Patrick maintained his connections with the blood bank throughout its 18 years, Patrick’s entrepreneur and business efforts were not limited to just the blood banking industry. He went on to open a veterinary consulting business, and became National Director of Sales for a patented product company.  From there, Patrick took on the standard way that masonry products were being marketed and founded Visionary Product Solutions.

Patrick has also worked extensively with nonprofits, which led him to the position of Executive Director of Leadership Anne Arundel. From there, he became a Vistage International Chair, launching two Vistage Peer Advisory Boards.

Currently, Patrick is the President of Chesapeake Think Tank and has recently launched a unique small business, The Spark Business Institute. Additionally, he has served and actively continues to serve on numerous nonprofit boards, to include being the Past President of Anne Arundel County Arts Council, and currently serves on the Annapolis Opera Board.

Theresa Connelly

Theresa received her undergraduate degree in Management Studies from the University of Maryland, University College. She also earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Office Management from the Anne Arundel Community College.

The first 15 years of Theresa’s business experience was focused within the veterinary industry, working in daytime and emergency practices. Her initial experience within this field began when Theresa worked the front desk during her college years, and upon graduation was promoted to Hospital Manager at the area 24-hour emergency clinic. 

Other positions held: General Manager, Owner/Operator, Productivity Specialist.

Theresa manages the day-to-date operations of the CTT as General Manager.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, gardening and hiking the mountains of West Virginia.

Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor’s 20+ years of experience in the corporate environment allows her to add value in multiple capacities to clients.  Her corporate experience in the IT industry began in the role of project and program manager where she honed her skills delivering multi-site national network infrastructure programs while managing teams consisting of internal and subcontracted resources.  After many years in the project/program manager role, she moved into a corporate management role, leading a department of project managers.  In this position, she supported her team in delivering a high quality customer service experiences while meeting or exceeding quality, schedule and financial metrics. As a manager she took great care in mentoring the PM staff to continuously improve their leadership, project management, and organizational skills.  During her time in management, her leadership skills were tested and strengthened as the organization navigated 2 years of corporate down-sizing, salary freezes and organizational re-structuring.

In more recent years, her corporate experience expanded into the roles of a business analyst and project controller.  She worked across all organizational departments with executives and front-line employees to implement process and quality improvement initiatives, business systems automation, technical and professional training and on-boarding of new employees.  As a project controller she worked with project managers and project superintendents to implement a project earned value analysis budgeting tool to manage project costs, revenue and profit projections throughout the project lifecycle.

Sarah brings her leadership and management skills as well as her life experiences to her role as Project Manager at the Chesapeake Think Tank.