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Baltimore Sun's 2018 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Patricia J. Mitchell

Baltimore Sun's 2018 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Patricia J. Mitchell

Patricia J. Mitchell, or “P.J.” as she’s known to most of her friends, is ready to make a confession: She’s flunked retirement, failed it badly “with a big fat F.” After leaving her executive position as a global sales vice president with IBM eight years ago, she has devoted herself to more boards and volunteer causes than she could possibly have envisioned. Name a high-profile civic institution, and there’s a good chance she’s been involved with it, from the United Way (locally and nationally) and Notre Dame of Maryland University (it’s her alma mater) to chairing the board of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

“It’s like having a...

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