Patricia Ann Sirvello Younger

Profile Updated: December 14, 2016
Residing In: The Hills, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Steve Satterstrom
Occupation: Federal Lobbyist; Diplomat
Children: Kevin, born December 14, 1974
Grandchildren, Christopher, born June 8, 2009; Isabella, born Jan. More…24, 2013
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Wow, first and foremost, got rid of the Texas hairdo. After graduating from UH, spent 9 years teaching school, then went back to UH as an Assistant Athletic Director for 12 great years - 4 final fours, 4 Cotton Bowls and multiple National Championships in golf; went to work at the Port of Houston (12 years) as the Manager of Government and International Affairs; left there in 2000 to start my own lobby firm which is still going strong. I lobby the federal govt. primarily for public port authorities. In 2000, I was appointed Consul General for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Serving as a diplomat in a city the size of Houston is interesting and challenging. I've been fortunate to have met and visited with 4 Presidents of the US and from one of them received a Presidential appointment to a Coast Guard safety advisory committee. I was also vetted by the Bush Administration (Bush 43) to be considered for the Position of Director of the Federal Maritime Commission. I remain the only woman ever to hold the office of President of the Texas Ports Association and currently serve as the Executive Director of the Gulf Ports Association. I have been really lucky and have enjoyed every minute of my careers. I am married to a man I was engaged to in college 41 years ago - real Oprah story there. Stan Shoemaker and I have worked on a project together and I see Ken Armbrister all the time while lobbying in Austin. He is still a character.

School Story:

Having had 3 drama classes my senior year, I was convinced that I wanted to be an actress until I discovered that dressing rooms were co-ed...didn't seem to bother Tommy Britton.

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Oct 10, 2018 at 3:33 AM
Nov 28, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Sandy, Hope your birthday is special and filled with fun times!

Nov 18, 2017 at 11:33 AM

I had Ms. Kahla for speech - more than one class. What a great teacher she was. Tough, demanding, and very smart. The 9 years I taught English, speech and drama, if I was half as effective as she was, I would be thankful. She inspired students to reach for the top and not be satisfied with mediocrity. Giving her time after school, she never turned a student away who wanted extra help. A life well lived. Thanks, Ms. Kahla, for all you gave us as your students.

Oct 10, 2017 at 3:33 AM
Dec 14, 2016 at 12:06 PM
Dec 04, 2016 at 9:27 AM

Sandy- Happy Birthday- remembering our fun times at Waltrip!

Oct 10, 2016 at 3:33 AM
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Jun 19, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Posted on: Jun 19, 2016 at 9:22 AM

Happy Birthday- miss you in the Legislature. Lobbying isn't as much fun , is it- but more profitable. Call me some time and we can play catch up from our old days in the Legislature!

Oct 10, 2015 at 3:33 AM
May 30, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Kay, Are you attending the Friday night event for the Golden Gala? I have a consular event on Sat so will miss that night. Would love to see you if you are going to the Friday night event at the Texans Grill. Let me know.

Feb 06, 2015 at 10:08 AM
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Jun 20, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Posted on: Jun 19, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Ken- happy birthday!

Mar 16, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Kay, wow, time has passed and what happened to our planned meet ? I am living in Lakeway, near Austin- second grandchild came and the draw to be near them was just too much. My son and daughter in law live in Austin so I am 12 minutes from them. How far are you from North Austin? I still would love to get together. I am not retired yet - wonder if I ever will as I am still having fun at my job. I have cut a couple of clients so not as busy as I was but still traveling too much.