Patti Winstanley is President of the Aztec family of companies, all certified woman owned businesses. With locations in Tucson, AZ, Austin, and Waco, TX and an additional sales office in Dallas, TX, Patti has grown Aztec to 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space that specializes in screen printed and embroidered apparel including uniforms, promotional products, wide format print, chenille for banners, signs, buttons, auditorium logos and jackets, sublimation, employee incentives, fulfillment and design.

Patti served as Vice Chair for Small Business for the Greater Austin Chamber in 2015 and is Co-Chair of the AISD Reagan Early College High School Community Advisory Committee. She is on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Business Council Southwest, and won Regional Advocate of the Year in 2010, the Women Working Together and the Lilly Knox Investing in Growth Award in 2011 and 2015 and WBE Advocate of the Year 2017. Patti also represents WBCS as an Advocate on the WBENC Forum where she is the Chair of the GovernmentCommittee, and served as Chair of the 2015 WBENC National Conference Host  Committee. She is a member WBEC-West, where she was nominated for WBE Advocate of the Year in 2012, and serves as Forum Chair for Tucson. Patti also serves on the Board for the Go for the Greens Women’s Business Conference, where she won the Mary Schnack Women Helping Women award in 2015. She was named an Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Woman Magazine, and as a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization – she served on the steering committee for the 2013 annual conference. Patti speaks on the benefits of WOSB certification and the realities of doing business with the federal government for WIPP, American Express Open and the SBA.

Patti has a BA from The University of Mississippi, is a graduate of the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program and attended the Initiative for a Competitive City Harvard Executive Program from 2009-2013.

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