Mather Economics

Patrick Smith, MA

Director, Data Science and Engineering

Patrick Smith is Director of Data Sciences and Engineering at Mather Economics. Throughout his tenure, he has worked on a number of projects ranging from ecosystem service valuations to member segmentations for large sports associations.  As leader of the Data Science and Engineering team, Patrick will continue to implement internal process solutions, assists clients with system integrations, and develop econometric and analytical solutions to ensure our clients success.


Before joining our team, Patrick worked for Cardno ENTRIX, an environmental consulting firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, conducting environmental research and analytics.


Patrick holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics, from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Georgia.

What are you most passionate about professionally?

I’m most passionate about developing new skills that in turn can be applied to solve the increasingly difficult problems we face daily. Problems associated with complexity and scale routinely require the development of new skills to be handled in an efficient and sound way, and I particularly enjoy these problems.

What is your favorite thing about your career?

My favorite thing about my career at Mather has been a combination of the people I work with and the complexity of work we’re tasked to do. The complexity of the work allows you to develop creative solutions to projects and tasks, while the people at Mather create a nice environment in which to do so.


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