ACEP’s director of membership and customer service, Patty Stowe, will retire from the College on Sept. 30 after 43 years of service. It is likely no one else will ever match a career at ACEP that spans four decades like that of Ms, Stowe, who played a critical role in ACEP’s growth and has an institutional knowledge of ACEP that is unrivaled.
Comments from Colleagues
Without question, Patty Stowe has been the most loyal, caring, competent, trustworthy, dedicated member of the ACEP team for most of the life of ACEP! She is the “chapter go-to person”—the one we have placed our trust in to find the answers when we are lost in the bureaucracy of ACEP! Patty, we thank you for your service to us and to our members. “May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door!”
—Diane Kay Bollman, chief executive officer, Michigan College of Emergency Physicians
Patty has been far more than ACEP’s institutional memory over the years—she has engineered myriad ways to ensure our members are supported, engaged, and advocated for. She has always been objective, fair, respectful, and supportive of our members’ views during ACEP’s unprecedented growth and the challenges such growth faced whether it be dues structures, membership classes, benefits, or fellowship status. Working with her was an honor and a pleasure, and she will be missed.
—Jeremy T. Cushman, MD, MS, EMT-P, FACEP, former Membership Committee chair
Patty Stowe exemplifies what is great about ACEP. She was a wonderful support to me when I chaired the Membership Committee and before and after I was in that role. She was so helpful. She always had the right answer, and Patty has a great laugh!
—Nancy J. Auer, MD, FACEP, ACEP past president and key voice in the development of fellowship criteria
Patty represents the best of ACEP staff. She is loyal, understands the needs of the members, and is able to bring members and staff to a place they can work together even when opinions differ. She set the bar for chapter execs. When I was an ACEP newbie, Patty worked with me on several committees. If she hadn’t been there, I would have been lost. She has always kept me in line and has done this with respect. I have enjoyed a long ACEP relationship with Patty. I will miss her.
—Kathleen Clem, MD, FACEP, former Membership Committee chair