Patrick Bell, Sr.

Lecturer in Management
Koury Business Center 346B
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5904


2009      A.A.C.S.B Bridge Program (Professionally Qualified): Babson College, Wellesley, MA

2003     Leadership Development Program (LDP): Graduate Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC

2001     MBA and the Richard H. Behrman Award for Outstanding MBA Graduate Student: Elon University, Elon, NC

1985     BA English: Florida International University, Miami, FL

Employment History

2014 - present     Lecturer in Management, Department of Management, LSB, Elon University, Elon, NC

2009 - 2014         Instructor in Management, Department of Management, LSB, Elon University, Elon, NC

2006 - 2009         Director of Sourcing – Raw Materials, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC: Burlington, NC

2003 - 2006         Director of Marketing Systems, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC: Burlington, NC

1999 - 2003         Director of Customer Service and Logistics, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics: LLC: Burlington, NC

1997 - 1999         Sales Manager – Sunbrella Furniture Fabrics, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics: LLC: Burlington, NC

1993 - 1997         Director of Mutuel Operations, Palm Beach Kennel Club: West Palm Beach, FL

1990 - 1993         Assistant Mutuel Manager, Palm Beach Kennel Club: West Palm Beach, FL

1987 - 1990         Merchandise Manager/Concession Manager, Fine Host / Miami Dolphins-Joe Robbie Stadium:

                               Miami, FL

1979 - 1987         Money Room Division Head/Line Supervisor, Dania Jai-Alai: Dania Beach, FL & Milford Jai-Alai,      

                               Milford, CT

Courses Taught

BUS303 "Introduction to Managing"

BUS326 "Ops & Supply Chain Management"

BUS465 "Business Policy"

MGT323 "Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior”

MGT410 "Project Management"

MGT424 "International Business Management"

Current Projects

Consultant - Specializing in private and closley-held firms.


"Reviewer":  Exploring Management 3 ed, John Schermerhorn, Wiley & Sons, 2011. ISBN-10 0-470-87821-5, ISBN-13 978-0-470-87821-7

"Reviewer":  Exploring Management 4 ed, John Schermerhorn, Wiley & Sons, 2014.

ISBN-10 1-118-62019-4, ISBN-13 978-1-118-62019-9


Team Coach and Mentor, The Dalhousie Ethics in Action case competition, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2013, 2014.

Professional Activities


  • Managed >$250 million raw material sourcing for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics (Sunbrella®) Division’s manufacturing sites in China, France and the United States. Managed relationships with key raw material suppliers in China, Germany, Italy and Turkey.
  • Managed 400+ accounts as Sales Manager – East Coast (including Ontario & Quebec, Canada and Puerto Rico).           
  • Responsible for the management and direction of a 250 employee pari-mutuel wagering department at a major South Florida racetrack with annual sales of $140 million.
  • Managed entire concession operation at a 73,000 seat NFL stadium with a staff of 1,400.
  • Managed vending sales for Super Bowl XXIII. Hired and trained staff of 750 vendors. Achieved NFL record per capita sales for a vending operation.
  • Managed merchandise department for the Miami Dolphins. Responsible for all facets of the operation from product selection and display to budgeting and inventory control. Complete P/L responsibility.


  • Proposed, designed and built Glen Raven’s “Sales Communication System” by melding Microsoft SharePoint, SQL Server and Outlook with laptop computers and handheld Blackberry™ devices into a streamlined, powerful and efficient Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) system.
  • Developed a PC-based computerized accounting and reporting system for the pari-mutuel wagering operation at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.
  • Created and implemented a new organizational structure for the mutuel department at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. Recruited, hired and trained mid-level management personnel.


  • Managed technical marketing for the Sunbrella® brand – global web oversight as well as development and execution of novel and innovative B-to-B customer loyalty programs.
  • As Regional Sales Manager for Sunbrella Furniture Fabrics, led new expansion into Big Box stores through key relationships with global supplier base, leading to a two-fold increase in furniture fabric sales.
  • Proposed, designed, built and managed the Customer Service group at Glen Raven through period of rapid growth.
  • Represented start-up Fine Host Corporation in their successful bid for the food service contract for the Orange County Convention Center, FL (2nd largest Convention Center venue in the U.S.). Assisted in the preparation of RFP’s for new business.
  • Built a Miami Dolphin merchandise mail order business from the ground up, including the design of a full color NFL Licensed Merchandise catalog with a circulation of 100,000.

Service Activities

Honor Board, At-Large Member, Elon University

Release-Time Sub-Committee of the Faculty Research and Development Committee, Elon University

Advisory Committee for the Kernodle Center for Service Learning at Elon University

Faculty Board Member, Danieley Neighborhood Association, Elon University

SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives) Mentor, Greensboro, NC

Personal Information

Wife Karen and 5 children - Patrick, Jr., Michael, Joey, Caitlin and dog "Buddy".


Microsoft Project 2010

Wolfram Mathematica 10


Richard H. Behrman Award for Outstanding MBA Graduate Student, Elon University, 2001.