Co-Founder and Chairman
Patricia Smith, retired, co-founded ArtsBusXpress with marketing expert Jeri Denniston in 2002. They met while serving on the board of the San Diego-Tijuana Sister Cities Society. Patty is the current board chairman and active in building donor relationships and programs. ArtsBusXpress was selected by LEAD San Diego in 2004 to participate in LEAD’s mentoring program for growth and development. In 2009, Patricia received the prestigious Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Award for her efforts with ArtBusXpress. Patricia earned a B.S. degree in Geography from UCLA and received her California K-14 teaching credentials from San Diego State University. Her passion for the arts led her to open her own art gallery business in San Diego in 1983, providing art consulting services to many private clients and corporations throughout the United States. Patricia is currently a member of AERO (Arts Education Resource Management).