A persuasive writer, dynamic editor and audience advocate for companies ranging in services from health care to financial, and from real estate to appraisal. Ability to work cooperatively with employees as diverse as CEOs, physicians, nurses, salespeople and engineers. Extensive experience as a manager with responsibility for determining budgets.


Recommendations For Sara Patterson

Senior Director for Internal Communications

NorthShore University HealthSystem

Sara Patterson has a rare gift–she is a quality editor and journalist with savvy marketing skills. I have worked with Sara both at Northshore and at CRS. I admire her as an editor who understands her readers, while delivering solid information that meets the mission of an organization. As a magazine editor, Sara knows how to create an overall flow that engages the desired audience, which isn’t an easy task! She is extraordinarily diligent and committed to excel. Bottom line: Sara Patterson is a top professional and great to work with.

January 22, 2010

Jane Ottenberg, Owner, The Magazine Group, custom publishing company, Washington, D.C.

Sara Stuart is an exemplary senior director. She consistently demonstrates a high level of professionalism and integrity, has a keen eye for detail and works tirelessly to deliver the finished product on time. As a highly skilled editor, she ensures that the stories are crafted accurately and have great appeal to the target audience. The reader is drawn to her work by both the physical appearance and the written word. I have worked with Sara in a matrix relationship and found her to be responsible, proactive and diligent on all occassions. Collaborations with Sara have been enjoyable and successful experiences.

January 18, 2010

Rosie Burke, Vice President of External Relations, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Sara is a master juggler of NorthShore’s magazine, annual report and other internal/external publications. She is committed to deadlines and has a eye for detail. Sara also creatively blends relevant content with thoughtful art direction to effectively communicate NorthShore’s key messages for multiple audiences. She is a great publications manager!

December 11, 2009

Laura Nozicka, AVP, Advertising, NorthShore University HealthSystem
worked directly with Sara Stuart Patterson at NorthShore University HealthSystem

Senior Editor

Crowe Horwath LLP

I had the pleasure of working with Sara while she was an employee at Crowe Horwath. Sara’s ability to manage projects, tackle last minute requests and produce a quality product was always met as a positive challenge and not a disruption to her work day. She was able to consistently meet deadlines with the projects that she worked on as well as remain proactive to develop additional opportunities. I would highly recommend Sara as she is a highly skilled professional.

January 11, 2010

Elisabeth Hessler, Market Manager, Crowe Horwath LLP
worked directly with Sara Stuart Patterson at Crowe Horwath LLP

Director of Communications and Editor-in-Chief of The Residential Specialist

Council of Residential Specialists

I had the pleasure of working with Sara for several years at the Council of Residential Specialists and during that time Sara was always extremely helpful to me and approachable whenever my department was in need. She is very knowledgeable and an excellent writer and editor. She wrote many pieces for our Chapter Leadership and Regional Vice Presidents, including State of the Council speeches, presentation speeches, newsletter articles, the communications section of our Leadership Manual, etc. Everything that Sara wrote for us was very well done. She always met our deadlines and was very quick to respond to us when we had questions or concerns. If there was ever an issue Sara was always available to meet with you to resolve any problems that arose quickly and efficiently. She was a joy to work with and I greatly miss having her as a co-worker in my organization.

January 11, 2010
Rachel Tristano, Director of Chapter & Regional Programs, Council of Residential Specialists (CRS)
worked directly with Sara Stuart Patterson at Council of Residential Specialists