President, Heraty Management Services LLC Professor, Hilbert College
Patrick Heraty is a native of Chicago, Illinois, the son of Irish immigrants and the second youngest of 7 children.
After earning a degree in Finance, he joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and was assigned to work at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Hays, Montana. There he met Ann Bellanti, his wife-to-be, who had grown up in Buffalo and was also assigned to Fort Belknap as a member of the JVC. Ann and Patrick have two sons, Jonathan and David, and are also blessed with two wonderful daughters-in-law, Molly and Linsey, and grandsons Jack, Ryan, and Finnegan.
Heraty earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Master’s Degree in Business Education (MS) and earned a certificate in the Executive Leadership Program through Cornell University. Heraty has held a variety of academic and administrative positions in higher education.
He is a certified trainer-facilitator for Emotional Intelligence, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Additionally, he has Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Heraty has served as a trainer and organizational development consultant in the manufacturing, service, energy, and retail sectors. In the role of corporate consultant, Heraty has worked with the leadership of both management and labor, and has done leadership training for executives, middle management, and first-line supervisors.
Heraty has served on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He was treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Citizens’ Academy Foundation, a community outreach organization of the Buffalo FBI. Heraty has served as vice-chair of the Village of Hamburg Economic Development Committee and served on the administrative team for the “Main Street Grants” program. The Heratys are active members of St. Bernadette Parish in Orchard Park.