Patricia Schroeder (Vice-Chair)

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Former Congresswoman Patricia Scott Schroeder joined Marguerite Casey Foundation Board of Directors in June of 2001, for which she chairs the Communications and Advocacy Committee and serves on the Finance and Investment Committee.

Schroeder recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the national trade organization of the U.S. book publishing industry, a post she assumed on June 1, 1997. Schroeder left Congress undefeated in 1996 after representing Colorado’s First Congressional District (Denver) in the United States House of Representatives for 24 years.

From January to June 1997, she held the rank of Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. In addition to heading the AAP, Schroeder serves on the American Bar Association’s Center for Human Rights Executive Committee. She also serves on various advisory committees dealing with literacy and issues affecting children and women.

Schroeder is the author of two books: Champion of the Great American Family (Random House, 1989) and 24 Years of House Work…and the Place Is Still a Mess (Andrews McMeel, 1998). She is in the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.