Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
Department Administrator

Patricia Whidby joined the Iowa JPEC team in March of 2012, as department administrator, upon moving to Iowa City from Orlando, Florida. She launched Trish Whidby Studios in 2003, a mural and faux painting company, while completing her BFA from the University of Central Florida. With her previous background in sales and tourism, Patricia secured a position with Hospitality and Event Services, in 2010, as an event staffing supervisor overseeing and training staff for large conventions in the surrounding Orlando area. She was also active in a variety of civic and cultural organizations, as a ceramics instructor, including the City of Orlando Pottery Studio and First Congregational Church of Winter Park, who partnered with The Boys and Girls Club, Foster Kids Program and the Paramore Kid’s Club.


BFA in Ceramics, University of Central Florida, 2008