David Nevins Interviews Jovani Patterson, Chairman, People for Elected Accountability & Civic Engagement

Jovani Patterson is a proud Baltimore native and currently resides in West Baltimore with his wife, Shawnda and two children. In addition to being a strong and supportive family man, he has achieved success in the professional realm as well. He works as a cyber security engineer, helping to solve complex network security challenges. In doing so he assists in reducing cyber threats for state, local, and education institutions. In 2020, Jovani made the decision to bring his problem-solving expertise into the public sector and ran for City Council President of Baltimore. Although unsuccessful at winning the election, he received over 42,000 votes–the largest amount of votes garnered by a Republican to ever run for the position.

In 2022, Jovani continued his civic engagement and became chairman of People for Elected Accountability and Civic Engagement (PEACE), a ballot issue committee that successfully petitioned to introduce term limits for Baltimore City. Mr. Patterson stands on the principles of Faith, Family, and Freedom. His campaign slogan, “Bringing Family Back”, is not just a catchy motto but captures the true essence of his beliefs for a better Baltimore City. For more information on term limits, visit: Bmore Accountable.

For more information on term limits, visit: Bmore Accountable.

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David Nevins is president & CEO of Nevins & Associates, a highly regarded strategic communications company and proactive public relations partner. The firm’s regional and national client base is a unique mix of organizations across a variety of industries including: healthcare, professional service firms, finance, not-for-profits, distributors, state agencies, national media companies, technology, political and grassroots campaigns, real estate development, sporting events, and more.

With more than 30 years of experience in marketing, public relations, and community and government relations, David is a talented and seasoned executive. Prior to founding Nevins & Associates in 1983, David served as the Director of Marketing for both Towson University and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In 2001, he was tapped by the CEO of Comcast to employ his marketing expertise as President of the company’s regional sports network, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. David is a Past President of the Board of Governors for the Center Club and is a former Chairman of the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland, a position to which he was appointed by the Governor of Maryland. David has chaired the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission and the Maryland Higher Education Loan Corporation, served as President of both the Jewish National Fund and the Towson Business Association and was a member of the PNC Bank board.

David is highly involved in the business, civic, and political communities, and his many years of active leadership in numerous organizations have built a network of contacts that he regularly puts to use for the firm’s clients. For more information, visit www.nevinspr.com.