Patty co-founded D.W. Simpson & Company with her late husband, David W. Simpson, in 1989. She established the focus of the firm to Actuarial Recruiting. As Managing Partner for 20 years, Patty has managed and trained staff, which numbers over 50 across the globe today. Patty’s current role focuses on strategic operations for DW Simpson.
In addition, Patty over the years has made presentations on a variety of topics at both Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society meetings. She has also been featured in many Actuarial Digest roundtable discussions and other trade publications. She is also a speaker and member of the PWC Actuarial Woman’s and Diversity Forum, 2016 – present.
Patty graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Business from the University of Minnesota. Her first role out of college was as an Options Stock Clerk on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options exchange with the investment banking firm of Drexel Burnham & Lambert on the Chicago Board of Options exchange.
Outside the office, Patty serves on several boards, including the Woman’s Boards of The Joffrey Ballet and The Alliance Francais. She served as the Chairman of the Leadership Committee at Lyce’e Francais de Chicago from 2010-2014 and has served on Committees of both the Women’s Athletic Club of Chicago and The Joffrey Ballet. She is also a member of the Royal Oak Society. In addition, from 2008-2011, Patty served as Vice Chairman for “Fueled By The Fallen,” a 501-C3 service organization that aids Military Members, Public Safety Personnel and their families.
Patty and her late husband, Dave, have three daughters. Their eldest graduated with Honors from Northwestern University in June of 2016. She is currently attending the Feinberg School of Medicine. Their middle child is a Sophomore at WakeForest University and their youngest is a Junior at Idyllwild Arts Academy Boarding School.