Patricia K. Ackerman, SVP-Investor Relations, Treasurer, and Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability


Pat Ackerman

In January 2019, Pat Ackerman was named Senior Vice President at A. O. Smith Corporation, adding Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability functions to her previous role as Vice President-Investor Relations and Treasurer. Pat is responsible for all investor and analyst relations of the publicly-held, S&P-500 member, Milwaukee-based global manufacturer.  She sets and drives corporate responsibility and sustainability goals for A. O. Smith’s worldwide operations.  As treasurer, she is responsible for capital market debt raising, global finance, foreign currency management, treasury, and pension investment for the company.   

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.  As a founding member of A. O. Smith’s Women’s Resource Network, Pat led the establishment of the company’s global gender diversity initiative in 2015.    

Pat holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MBA from Marquette University.  She currently serves as a board member of the American Red Cross Southeastern Wisconsin and as vice chairwoman of Milwaukee Women, inc.  She recently retired as a member of the Aurora Healthcare Investment Policy Committee and as chairperson of the Manufacturers Alliance Treasurer’s Council. Previously, Pat served on the PRA advisory board and as a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter Board of Trustees.  Pat was named a 2012 Woman of Influence by the Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee.  Institutional Investor magazine recognized Pat as the 2016-2018 Top Investor Relations Executive among public mid-cap companies in the diversified industrial industry sector.