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Pat has the best office administrative staff. They are Rhonda Kiedro and Linda Sinclair!. Photo courtesy of Pat Vice. mation management industry, Pat has been conducting seminars for numerous professional associations, university programs, and various industry specific associations. In addition, as Chairman of the ARMA International Technical Research Committee, she has authored and edited numerous technical research publications that are currently available through ARMA (Association of Records Managers and Administrators). Ms. Vice is one of only 51 Professional Records Managers internationally inducted into the prestigious Company of Fellows of ARMA International in 2002, which is the highest award bestowed upon professionals in her records and information management industry. Her selection was based on contributions she has made to this discipline in the last 37 years. Patricia holds her employees in the highest regard and has had many women work for her over the last 25 years. She related, “I realize they are still having the struggles that we had 35 years ago, dealing with our families, our children, working, and making all that work together. It takes two incomes to support a family today and that is very challenging and stressful.” Depending on the projects her company is working on, Patricia oversees 35 to 70 employees. Although Patricia works hard and has put in some long hours, she says she’s enjoyed herself every step of the way. shows. We have achieved great results and it makes for a very exciting and fun team.” The love of Patricia’s life is her husband Roger. They’ve been married since 1972. He does the administrative controls for the company, systems administration, accounting, and the financial investments. In their spare time, Patricia and Roger love doing things together including fishing, traveling, camping, and anything involving the great outdoors. Their two children, son Ryan and daughter Jennifer were brought up to not necessarily follow Patricia into her business but to find a career where they could do what they love to do. Pat reminisced how she loved being a mother at every stage of her children’s development. She is proud of where her children are now in their life with children of their own. She adores Pat feels extremely blessed to have team members like Sean McBride and Elmer Guitierrez. Photo courtesy of Pat Vice. “I’ve been very successful at both businesses,” reflected Ms. Vice. “One employee has been with me for 20 years; others for 5 to 15 years. I respect my employees and listen very closely to them when they share their ideas. I have had many great customers over the last 25 years. I pride myself in staying in tune with what’s going on in my company. My employees see this and they recognize the importance of our customers.” “Every decision made at Texas Security Shredding,” says Patricia, “is talked through.” “From the Operations Manager to my drivers, I need their perspective on how it’s going to impact the business. They own what they do; they love that aspect of their work. And with the additional respect I have for them, it [ OCTOBER 2015 ] WWW.SBTMAGAZINE.NET 9