Pat Burke

Leadership Consultant, Positive Management Leadership, Inc.

Pat Burke is a Leadership Consultant with Positive Management Leadership, Inc. She is also the Principal of Malabar Consulting, LLC, a human resources and labor relations consulting firm.

Prior to joining Positive Management Leadership, Inc., Pat had a successful 34-year career in the employee and labor relations field as well as serving as an attorney specializing in labor and employment law both in private practice and in house. Her corporate career began with Diversified Energies, Inc./Minnegasco (now a part of CenterPoint Energy), where she served as the Company’s attorney, specializing in regulatory matters at the state and federal level, as well as management of all claims and insurance matters.

As a licensed employment law attorney with the Littler Mendelson Law Firm and Rider Bennett, LLP, she led her clients through over 50 union campaigns, successfully negotiated labor contracts in a variety of industries and led the efforts to resolve labor disputes or stalled contract negotiations.

Most recently, Pat was the Vice President of Associate Relations at ServiceMaster, where she was responsible for all enterprise-wide Human Resources compliance functions, wage and hour matters, high level Human Resources investigations across all the ServiceMaster brands while maintaining union free status enterprise-wide.

Pat is a graduate of University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Economics/Philosophy. She holds a JD from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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