Pat Shortridge

Head of Dallas & Fort Worth & Managing Director at TrailRunner International

Pat Shortridge draws on more than 25 years of communications experience to advise clients on matters of corporate reputation, crisis communications, media relations, litigation support, public affairs, financial communications, and corporate and executive positioning. In addition, Pat has extensive experience designing and implementing successful communications plans for corporate restructurings, regulatory actions, corporate branding efforts, and influencer, public policy, and issue campaigns.

Prior to joining TrailRunner, Pat spent 10 years as President of PCS Consulting, where he worked with a diverse range of clients on reputational strategy, media relations, and branding as well as overseeing multimillion dollar political and advocacy campaigns. Before PCS, Pat held a variety of senior leadership and communications roles during a long career on Capitol Hill. He has served as a senior advisor to US political leaders and as a Program Director at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.

Pat graduated from Macalester College (BA, History and Philosophy) and enjoys spending time with his wife, Christianna, and their three children.



  • Head of Dallas & Fort Worth & Managing Director

    Current role

  • Managing Director

    December, 2016

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