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, 2022 at 3:33 AM
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Jun 19, 2022 at 9:17 PM

Posted on: Jun 19, 2022 at 5:10 PM

Happy day- double trouble ? Birthday and Father’s Day- milk it! Wishing you the best.

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Feb 12, 2022 at 5:17 PM

Posted on: Feb 02, 2022 at 10:31 AM

Happy Birthday to my former roomie- hope it is a good one!

Dec 04, 2021 at 10:24 AM

Happy Birthday to my running buddy in high school! I hope all is well with you.

Oct 10, 2021 at 3:33 AM
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Jun 21, 2021 at 8:27 AM

Posted on: Jun 20, 2021 at 3:15 PM

Happy Birthday old pal- miss seeing you in the Legislature-I only work federal issues now - don’t miss the sessions but miss seeing my old pal- have a great ??!

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Feb 03, 2021 at 2:55 PM

Posted on: Feb 02, 2021 at 9:37 AM

Happy Birthday, roommate! Seems not that long ago that we moved into that tiny condo at Three Fountains- time flies. Have a great day!

Oct 10, 2020 at 3:33 AM
Apr 01, 2020 at 11:33 AM

Sandy was always smiling and ready for a party. Had a lot of fun with her at Waltrip. Sad to hear that she left us so early. That smile of hers was unmatched! 

Feb 18, 2020 at 9:50 AM

Happy Birthday to my old running around pal. Lots of fun days at Waltrip. Hope your day is a great one.

Oct 10, 2019 at 3:33 AM
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Feb 04, 2019 at 5:10 PM

Posted on: Feb 02, 2019 at 9:20 AM

Happy Birthday to my former roommate!
Hope it is a great day for you.

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!