Patrice M. Kozlowski serves as senior vice president of corporate communications of The Dreyfus Corporation. She is also a member of the firm’s senior management committee. Ms. Kozlowski has served on the founding board of The Dreyfus Family Needs Charitable Trust, was selected as a mentor in the firm’s first Corporate Mentoring Program and currently serves as an advisor to the Dreyfus Diversity Council.
Ms. Kozlowski, who has more than 20 years of experience in financial services public relations, joined Dreyfus in 1991 as associate director of corporate communications. She was named director of corporate communications in 1994, promoted to vice president in 1996 and named senior vice president in 2000.
The Dreyfus Corporation, established in 1951 and headquartered in New York City, is one of the nation’s leading asset management companies, currently managing more than $170 billion in mutual funds, separately managed accounts and institutional portfolios. The Dreyfus Corporation is a subsidiary of Mellon Financial Corporation, a global financial services company, and is part of the newly formed Mellon Asset Management.
Prior to joining Dreyfus, Ms. Kozlowski was a senior account supervisor with Manning, Selvage & Lee, managing the corporate and financial public relations efforts for a division representing approximately one-third of the New York office’s revenue. Previously, she was assistant vice president with Georgeson & Company, Inc., where she developed and managed investor and financial public relations programs for NYSE-listed companies. She began her career as a communications specialist with Philadelphia Life Insurance Company.
Creator of Dreyfus’ partnership with Children of Bellevue Hospital’s “Reach Out and Read” program, Ms. Kozlowski serves on the national board of directors of “Reach Out and Read,” an organization that integrates reading into pediatric care for underprivileged children. She is also a member of the Investment Company Institute Public Information Committee. Ms. Kozlowski received her B.A. in journalism from Temple University.