August 01, 2016
Patricia (Trish) Whatley
ABWA Member since 2013
Trish Whatley is a Project Manager at Florida Blue. She has been with Florida Blue for
14 years. Trish was with the Individual Underwriting Depart for 11 years and held
numerous positions there including Underwriter, Senior Underwriter, Manager and
Senior Manager, before moving to a full time Project Management Position in 2013.
Trish is a Certified Project Manager, Certified Medical Coder, and has her Six Sigma
Green Belt and will be working on obtaining her Six Sigma Black Belt this year.
Trish also volunteers for various organizations/charity events throughout NE Florida
including being the treasurer for our local ABWA chapter since 2014. She was a
volunteer sexual assault advocate with ?The Quigley House? from 2005 until 2012. Trish
and her husband also volunteer on Christmas morning at a local nursing home passing
out presents to residents. Currently she has been elected by the Florida Blue
Toastmasters as the Vice President of Education for the 2016-2017 year.
President?s Note: Trish has been dogged in her research regarding the chapter?s
requirements as a non-profit and obtaining recognition with the IRS as well as
correcting several years of incorrect/missing filing requirements. She?s done all
that at the same time as she tightened accountability with the chapter?s funds.
We could not begin to strive for Best Practices without all the work that Trish has
done on our behalf.