Ronald (Ron Pat) Patton founded the PARTICIP8 INTERNET CAMPAIGN, a program that teaches students how to create professional video projects (which includes, but not limited to; writing, acting, directing, producing, cinematography and editing). Ronald also has a Master's Degree in business and teaches financial literacy and life skills based around the importance of time and money management. Ronald started his working relationship the Teamsters when he produced a number of videos for Teamster members of Local 952. After seeing his work, Eric Tate, Secretary-Treasurer of the World Famous 848, appointed Ronald as the Media Director for Local 848, where he produces videos under the TEAM 848 brand name.
In February of 2023, Richard Teems, President of the Southern California Chapter of the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC), appointed Ronald as Chairman of the Career Day Committee. Taking on this task, Ronald created “United We Stand,” a program that works with educators, dignitaries and employers to educate students on various trade industries, as well as provide them with useful information and resources regarding the various careers that are available to them after high school.
In May of 2023, James (Curb) Curbeam, National Chairman of the TNBC, appointed Ronald as the National Media Director of the organization. In this role, Ronald will expand TNBC’s social media reach and connect with local TNBC chapters to assist them in their online activities. Ronald is committed to building the TNBC as a nationally recognized force and growing the organization’s numbers, locally and nationally.