Patrick Schwartz brings over a decade of experience in policy, communications, and political work to High Bridge Consulting.
Most recently, Patrick served the members of LeadingAge Ohio for 4 years, first as Director of Strategic Communications and later as Director of Government Affairs & Communications. LeadingAge Ohio is a nonprofit trade association that represents approximately 400 long-term care organizations and hospices, as well as those providing ancillary health care and housing services, in more than 150 Ohio towns and cities. In these roles, Patrick led government affairs and political work for the association, which included directing the rapid growth of the LeadingAge Ohio Political Action Committee (PAC) and successfully advocating on behalf of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living providers, affordable senior housing, adult day services, the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and other provider types. He guided media strategy and crisis communications for the association throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, providing dozens of interviews with local, state, and national press and publishing guest columns in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Columbus Dispatch, and other outlets.
Previously, Patrick served for 7 years in the Ohio House of Representatives majority caucus and with the campaign arm for Ohio House Republicans, the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee (OHROC). Beginning as a Legislative Service Commission (LSC) Fellow in 2012, he held roles on the legislative, communications, and finance staffs of several different Speakers of the Ohio House of Representatives, including the late Speaker William G. Batchelder, III. Patrick also managed a state representative’s successful campaign in the Akron area and directed OHROC field staff for two different election cycles in which House Republican candidates won record supermajorities.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. Patrick and his wife, Carolyn, reside in Columbus.