It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we share the devastating news of the passing of our Past President, Patrick King. It is an unimaginable loss for AMADC, AMA National, and the entire DMV marketing community. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Patrick King was not only a visionary leader but an exceptional human being. His remarkable contributions to AMADC, AMA National, and the marketing community have left an unforgettable mark, and his legacy will forever be cherished.

Patrick joined AMADC in 2016 as a mentor for our Marketing Mentor Network. In 2019, he became President-Elect for the AMADC Board of Directors. He served as President of the AMADC Board of Directors from 2020 – 2022 and Past President since 2022.

Under Patrick’s leadership during the global pandemic, we grew our membership to over 600 members. Patrick was an unassuming leader and was dedicated to the AMADC Board of Directors and members. He lead our chapter to two consecutive Bronze Chapter of the Year awards.

Patrick was the founder and CEO of Imagine, LLC. Under Patrick’s guidance, Imagine has flourished, transforming into a leader in tourism marketing and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Imagine is also a sponsor for AMADC.

His unwavering commitment to excellence, coupled with his extraordinary vision, propelled Imagine to new heights. Patrick’s strategic foresight and charismatic leadership have inspired us all, instilling a passion for excellence and driving us to achieve greatness.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Patrick was a warm-hearted individual who valued the well-being of everyone he met. He had a remarkable ability to connect with people, fostering an inclusive and collaborative environment that encouraged creativity and teamwork.

His genuine care for others and ability to listen and understand made him an exceptional CEO and a beloved mentor and friend to many.

As we mourn the loss of Patrick, we must also remember the incredible legacy he leaves behind: His professionalism, strong sense of community, philanthropy, and charity.

Patrick’s celebration of life will be Friday, June 9th, 2023, 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm at the Salisbury Center in Manassas. 

As we say goodbye to our beloved Past President, Patrick King, remember his vision, leadership, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Let us honor his memory by continuing to dream big and strive for greatness in all we do.

With heartfelt sentiments,

Andrea Smith, President AMADC