Sylvia. J. Pate (1988-2017)
First an foremost, we will always pay homage to our founder, Sylvia. J. Pate who started Quality Connections, LLC in Dayton, Ohio in 1988 now, Quality Connection Consultants, LLC in S. Florida. Sadly we lost our founder in December 2017.
She was a pioneer in Human Resource and Business Development. With past experiences in management working for such government entities as; Wright-Patterson AFB, Fairborn, OH, the Pentagon, where she was the 1st Black Federal Women’s Program Manager and the First to ever introduce Black History in public speaking during Black History month throughout the government. She also was employed at the U.S. Department of Education also in Washington, D.C. and an interim Director for the National Church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Chicago, IL as well as the lead event coordinating manager for the Dayton Black Cultural Festival all while being the President of the Jefferson Township School Board. Needless to say, our founder was busy!
Dionne J. Dearing who is currently the Sr. Consultant and owner. Sylvia had been retired, however up until her passing at age 85, she still acted as a liaison to the company providing business development and editing services. She will always be missed but her business and giving spirit lives on through her staff at QCC.
Dionne J. Dearing (2006-Present)
Dionne J. Dearing started her career in Criminal Justice thinking she was going to get into law enforcement when she landed a part-time job at a telemarketing company where she became the top salesperson for 3 months in a row. With a natural personality full of drive and determination, she then decided sales was something she liked and started pursuing a career in sales. Dionne took on various small sales jobs gaining tons of experience. Later she landed jobs in sales, marketing and advertising working for various Fortune 500 companies such as the Yellow Pages, Bank One, Tribune – Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Parenting Magazine & Forum Publishing, 610 WIOD News/Sports Radio, Warner Brothers Television and the History Channel. She has sold every type of advertising medium as well as developed business marketing plans from small budgets to multi-million dollar budgets that helped grow revenue in many local and national businesses over the years. After continuously helping on the side with Sylvia on events, she realized she was ready to start putting her own ideas to work and make her own decisions for clients. Dionne left her permanent day job in 2008 and partnered with Sylvia changing Quality Connection to Quality Connection Consultants, LLC to incorporate marketing, advertising and business promotional and themed events. She has been working with many local and national businesses in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale areas as well as internationally and continues to help develop, market and grow businesses daily.