Name: Patricia Lynn Kwiatkowski
Address: 1298 Ocean Blvd West Holden Beach, NC 28462
Date of birth: August 4, 1955 Political affiliation: unaffiliated
Family: Second of 4 siblings; mother, sister and older brother still living. Married to Stephen Kwiatkowski in 1977.
Education: Commissioner Kwiatkowski received her BS and PhD in Chemistry from Purdue University
Career: Commissioner Kwiatkowski spent 30 years in the Crop Protection industry, beginning in insecticide research before moving to Regulatory Affairs in 1992. Between 1992 and her retirement in 2016 she held various regulatory positions focused on the registration and defense of crop protection chemicals, and she spent 9 years working in Lyon France, most of it as the Director of Global Regulatory Affairs for the non-crop use of pesticides. Commissioner Kwiatkowski have managed multifunctional groups of up to a dozen team members with oversight of multimillion dollar budgets. During her career she learned to work with diverse cultures and personalities, both within her industry as well as with government regulators, to arrive at mutually acceptable solutions to technical and policy issues.