Wednesday, August 05, 2009 - 11:45 AM
Mr. Patrick D. Nolan
VP and Chief Corporate Officer, Chief of Staff
SkyDrill Power Systems, LLC
Bent Tree Country Club
As a member of the founding team at SkyDrill Power Systems, LLC, Patrick Nolan concentrates primarily on building the public and government outreach, and administrative infrastructure that will assure the company's successful growth in the future. He also guides the coordination of resources to allow the team leadership to concentrate on successfully meeting the goals of the company. Additionally, his engineering and administrative management skills are both utilized in helping the company attain various other key goals.
Patrick received a bachelor of science in Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1995. This year also marked the beginning of his parallel career as an Army officer. Patrick grew up in Amarillo, in the Panhandle of Texas. The son of a Technical Draftsman working in the oil and gas industry and a Registered Nurse, Patrick has applied the resourcefulness and versatility he gained on the path to becoming an Eagle Scout throughout the rest of his life.
Spending several years as a practicing civil engineer, he decided to chart a different course and went to work doing IT consulting and setting up data centers. Later this path led Patrick to a job as a Senior Project Manager with Yahoo!®. After the tragedy of September 11th, he went back to active duty with the Army, serving as a combat leader in Iraq and as an officer managing the day-to-day affairs of several different units up to brigade size. He has organized and participated in major training events with forces from the United Kingdom to Japan. Patrick has attended various military schools, recently graduating from the Command and General Staff College.
Currently pursuing a master's degree in Public Administration, Patrick continues to balance family life with his wife and children, a military career, and vigorously promoting the vision and mission of SkyDrill.