Iroquois Alliance tabs Patterson as president

The Iroquois Alliance, the volunteer organization behind the Iroquois Steeplechase, has named Kearstin Patterson its president.

Previously the chairman of the 2012 Peoplechase Party, Patterson will preside over the Alliance, recruit volunteers and support events for the organization.

“I want to give back to a community that has given me so much, and volunteer with organizations that really make an impact on Middle Tennessee,” Patterson, senior director of corporate communications for BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc., said in a release. “Having attended the Iroquois Steeplechase for the last 15 years, I’ve seen how the event truly brings our community together and gives back to such a worthy cause. I am extremely happy to serve in this capacity, and look forward to working with the Alliance to support the Iroquois.”

Patterson has received the Public Relations Society of Nashville’s Mercury Award and Nashville Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award. A former finalist for the Nashville Emerging Leader Award, she also serves on the board of directors for Leadership Healthcare and Safe Haven Family Shelter, and is a past board member for the Public Relations Society of Nashville. Patterson has volunteered with the Nashville Symphony, United Way of Nashville, Girl Scout Council of Middle Tennessee and Hands On Nashville.