Patricia K. Ackerman, Vice President Investor Relations and Treasurer

Pat Ackerman Pat Ackerman was named Vice President - Investor Relations and Treasurer of A. O. Smith Corporation in September 2008. She is responsible for all investor and analyst relations of the publicly held Milwaukee-based manufacturer. As treasurer, she is responsible for debt and equity capital markets, global finance, treasury and pension investment for the company. She serves on the Finance Team with the Chief Financial Officer for acquisitions and divestitures and works with the Board of Directors as management representative on the Investment Policy Committee and Disclosure Committee. Pat was named Vice President and Treasurer of the corporation in April 2006. Prior to that, she served as an Assistant Treasurer from 1995 until 2006. She has also held the positions of Cash Manager and Manager-Capital Markets and International Finance since joining the company in 1983.

Pat is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Finance and earned an MBA from Marquette University. She currently serves as a member of the Aurora Healthcare (Milwaukee) Investment Policy Committee; chairperson, Manufacturers Alliance Treasurer’s Council; and as a member of the PRA Advisory Board. Pat was named a 2012 Woman of Influence by the Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee.