Patricia Magee Daly has served as a board member and corporate secretary of the Loudoun Laurels Foundation for more than five years. In January 2021, she was appointed President of the Foundation by the Board of Directors. Ms. Daly graduated from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia with a BA in English. She obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, and her LLM in Securities Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center.
Ms. Daly began her legal career as in-house counsel for a hospital development company and later served as in-house counsel at Fannie Mae. She entered private practice with a national law firm where she became a partner before joining a client as its General Counsel. Ms. Daly was promoted to Executive Vice President and successfully negotiated the sale of the company to a national finance company to which she became a business consultant.
During Ms. Daly’s years as a business consultant, she served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of an independent school where she raised funds for the addition of four new classrooms, renovation of the founders’ house and establishment of the arts center. She chaired annual charity auctions for the private schools where her son was a student, and for the George C. Marshall International Center.
In 2011, Ms. Daly was appointed Executive Director, and later became President and CEO of the GCMIC which, for more than seven years, conducted student exchange programs in Germany, Austria and France. Under Ms. Daly’s leadership, the GCMIC became known as an international educational organization.
Ms. Daly and her husband Jim live in Leesburg.