Alan Patty, Chair
Alan grew up in Houston and is a graduate of the University of Houston with a B.S. in Math. It was a chance conversation that led to a job at the U of H computer center which launched his 34-year career. After graduation he accepted a sales position with a major computer services company. He was smitten by June Watson on a blind date in 1975 and they married in 1976. Then in 1977 they were transferred to N. California at the beginning of the technology revolution. Alan was an early Sales Director with Oracle Corporation, later ran US Sales operations for a software company that completed an IPO, and retired in 2001 after 5 years as VP of Worldwide Software Sales for a division of Sun Microsystems.
For the past 13 years, Alan and June, along with their 3 children, have been based in San Antonio and were very active in the mission field in Mexico. They lived in S. Korea, helping families embrace home education, and then served as full-time volunteers at orphanages in Zambia and Liberia. They continue today to be very involved with African orphan care in Kenya and Uganda.
Having received Christ through grace as his personal Lord and Savior at the age 38, his life verse is Roman’s 5:8: “But God demonstrates His own love towards me, in that while I was still in sin, Christ died for me.”
Alan is excited to be part of the C12 Texas team and believes that there is great work waiting to be done in Austin, helping Christian CEOs Build GREAT Businesses for a GREATER Purpose!