Patrick T. Hoban (1940 – 2002) was Executive Director of WSSRA from 1997 to 2002. Before that he enjoyed a 32-year career in K-12 education as a teacher, and from 1969 through 1996, a superintendent in six districts—including seven years at Mossyrock and five in Fife.
Pat’s tenure at WSSRA can be characterized by an increased interest in legislative advocacy, expansion of philanthropy, and very positive relationship with members and association leaders. Colleagues described Pat as a man of honesty, integrity and commitment. He was a friend to all, and expanded the WSSRA footprint significantly in his dealings with legislators, business leaders, and health care advocates. Cancer took him away far too early, but his positive attitude, can-do personality, and persistence left its mark on those he knew, and on WSSRA.