Jeff Patterson

Jeff Patterson
Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Patterson has served as ASME’s Chief Operating Officer since the position was established in December 2016. He is responsible for the performance of all products and related services, including standards & certification, publishing, technical & industry events, learning & professional development, membership, volunteer support, marketing, media, corporate sales and new business development.

Patterson, who joined ASME in January 2016 to lead the Society’s Marketing & Sales departments, is a member of the ASME executive management team and works in collaboration with all sectors of the organization, including staff, volunteers and the ASME Board of Governors.

During his 30-year career, Patterson has managed many high-value information service businesses that enabled technical professionals to be more productive in their work. Previous positions included chief executive officer at Safari Books Online, the leading digital library of information and training for software developers and IT management. He also served as president of the Insurance Division at ALM Media, a major information service provider to financial service companies. Patterson also served as president of the electronics group at UBM, the largest media and information services firm serving the global information technology value chain; and he also held marketing management positions at National Semiconductor and Raychem Corporation when they were independent Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley.

Patterson, who is based at ASME’s main office in New York, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Certificate, International Marketing, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Recent Events and Presentations

September 12, 2019

ITIF released a new report laying out a productivity-focused agenda for federal science and engineering research, and a panel explored how increasing government spending on R&D can help advance technology, boost productivity, and improve living standards.