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Pat Derksen

Visit South Bend Mishawaka
Sales Manager
Pat Derksen is the sales manager for Visit South Bend Mishawaka. Originally from Noblesville, IN, he is a 2014 graduate of Holy Cross College where he earned a degree in elementary education. Soon after graduation, he realized he did not want to spend all day with the same 25 monsters. His main responsibilities at Visit South Bend include promoting St. Joseph County as a meetings destination and he welcomes regional meetings, conferences and conventions of all shapes and sizes to the area. He transitioned to his role at Visit South Bend in 2017 and is proud to call Mishawaka (God’s Country) home. In his free time, Pat enjoys playing and watching sports of all kinds and also coaches a middle school basketball team in the area. He often says he loses more sleep over middle school basketball than anyone ever should. He has donned himself the VP of Office Morale in his workplace and loves encouraging an environment of joy, compassion and a little work mixed in here or there.