Patricia Duff

Patricia Duff has worked in politics, as a consultant in Washington D.C. for two of the top political strategy firms, and in New York and Los Angeles as a political organizer and as an activist, for decades. Her work has spanned the entertainment and political worlds, from local civic and community action to the national arena. Whether participating as a respected activist or, earlier in her career as vice president of two of the country’s leading political strategy and consulting firms in Washington, D.C., Squier-Eskew Communications and Patrick Caddell & Associates, Duff has lent her expertise to dozens of political races, including Mayoral, Gubernatorial and Senate campaigns across the country, as well as to several Presidential election efforts. Patricia Duff founded and spearheads The Common Good, a nonprofit, nonpartisan network that encourages through its programs and initiatives greater civic participation, informed understanding of critical national issues, a vigorous free press, greater tolerance, good governance and accountability, and working across party lines. Duff is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and she has served on Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service Board of Advisors for more than 20 years. Duff took on the issue of judicial reform in New York, made new law in New York and garnered numerous press reports and editorials for greater integrity and sensitivity of the courts to family issues. She also founded and chaired Show Coalition, the precursor to The Common Good. This entertainment industry organization helped fuse Washington politics and the Hollywood community by informing and involving its members in many critically important political issues. While leading Show Coalition, Duff also became a tireless advocate for Colors United/Living Literature, which school programs served at-risk teens from Watts/South Central Los Angeles to Venice.