Patrick Higgins, CPCE, is an engaging and collaborative leader with 30+ years of experience as a Business Owner/Operator of a successful local floral & decor event company. He is a dynamic classroom and virtual instructor, passionate about infusing real-life hospitality practices into the student learning experience. Patrick is the Owner of Artistic Florals Inc, Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University, and the Education Chair of the San Diego Chapter of NACE. He has a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management from SDSU and won the 2019 Most Influential Senior Award from the university. Patrick was also awarded Most Inspirational Chapter Member from the San Diego Chapter of NACE and Most Creative Downtown Holiday Décor from Downtown Partnership.