Temple Association for Retired Persons appoints new director
Patricia Rooney has been appointed director of the Temple Association for Retired Persons (TARP).
Rooney has had extensive professional experience in corporate communications management, public relations initiatives, special events management and fund raising. Before joining TARP, a Temple-sponsored association that offers daytime classes at the Center City Campus, she was director of development and communications at Providence Center, a nonprofit program serving the Latino community in North Philadelphia. Before that, she served as director of alumni relations at Rosemont College in Rosemont, Pa., her alma mater. She also served as manager of employee communications for Blue Cross of Greater Philadelphia (now Independence Blue Cross).
As a freelance communications consultant, Rooney worked with a variety of clients, including the University of Pennsylvania, the American Red Cross–Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital.
Rooney is an accredited business communicator and a former president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.