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Pat serves as chairman of the board, president and chief strategy officer (CSO) of Nsight, focused on strategy for the family of companies in the rapidly changing technology industry. Pat's involvement with the company spans four decades, and during this time he has successfully guided Nsight through its expansion from a local telephone company to a premier telecommunications provider in the Midwest.
Pat's extensive industry knowledge has earned him many key positions in various organizations. Some of his involvements include: past chairman, current board and member of the officers group for CTIA, past board member and executive committee member for the USTelecom Association, past president and board member of the Competitive Carrier Association (CCA), past president and board member for the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association, past board member of the Associated Carrier Group and past president of the Eastern Rural Telecommunications Association.
Pat received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Rural Carriers Association (RCA), now known as CCA in 2008 and Outstanding Service Award from RCA in 2010. Additionally, he received the first ever Lifetime Achievement award from CCA in 2018. He also serves on the board for Ha Ha's Hero Foundation and Prevea Health.
Pat has five children, five grandchildren and four stepchildren and resides in Green Bay with his wife, Karen Van Gemert. He is a graduate of St. Norbert College and the Advanced Telephone Management program through the University of Kansas.