Patrice Mason_smallName: Patrice Mason
Senior Program Manager
AXON US 

Patrice joins us with ten years of medical communications experience with extensive pre-launch and in-line management involvement which includes Live Events, Publication Strategy & Management, Speaker Bureaus, and Digital Services. Patrice has accomplished projects in the therapeutic areas of Cardiology, Growth, Hypoparathyroidism, Men’s Sexual Health, Respiratory, Short Bowel Syndrome, and Diabetes.

Q. What has been the highlight of your communications career so far?
A. At the conclusion of 10 projects of my very first initiative, the KOL and client told me that my assistance in the project was invaluable. As the KOL was difficult, and quite cumbersome to manage, receiving that recognition meant a lot to me.

Q. What is the best piece of comms advice you’ve ever been given?
A. Trust, but verify

Q. Which media source do you trust most?
A. I don’t trust one source, I view several media sources (Trust, but verify!)

Q. What company/brand would you most like to work on?
A. The Barat Foundation

Q. Which communicator do you most admire? (Past or present)
A. Becca Glover Watkins (Press Secretary, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

Q. What is your top comms tip?
A. Be clear, concise, and direct

Q. The best thing about working in comms is…
A. Learning the skill of appropriately and effectively broaching ideas/issues based upon the target audience.

Q. If I wasn’t in comms I would…
A. Be a licensed family counsellor

Q. Tell us something that very few people know about you.
A. In my formative years I was a part of a gospel singing group which was signed to a record label

Q. When I’m not working I like to…
A. Spend time with my family. ~20 of us meet every weekend for breakfast or dinner