Patrick Parks Promoted to Senior Region Manager
NPCQB is proud to announce the promotion of Patrick Parks to Senior Region Manager of the Central Maryland Region. Patrick is responsible for a span of 8 District Managers with 49 restaurants and three new builds coming in the next 6 months.
Patrick grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where he attended a small high school. He was the school’s Varsity Club class President, and he wrestled, played soccer and played tennis. After high school Patrick moved to Ocean City to pursue his passion of surfing, and this interest took him up and down the Eastern seaboard surfing and competing in local and regional contests. He spent a winter in Hawaii following his dream of surfing the bigger waves.
While at the beach, Patrick took his first restaurant position at a small, locally-owned chain, and he spent the next 22 years working through every position, from crew to ownership.
During this time, life also happened. Patrick attended college; first, at a community college where he was president of his class, and then, at Salisbury University where he was a psychology major, then an education major, and finally, a finance major. He also married his wife, now of 20 years, and the couple had two children, Anastasia and Michael.
In 2000, Patrick sold his interests in the restaurant company and opened four restaurants of his own. Two of these restaurants were pizza shops as he loves to make all hand-tossed pizza! In 2006, Patrick had to sell his units due to a debilitating sports injury, but this set him on the path to Wendy’s.
In 2008, Patrick started his Wendy’s career, and he has never looked back. Patrick quickly moved through the ranks at Wendy’s to become a Vice President of his previous company.
At NPC, Patrick quickly solidified himself as a leader, and he has consistently performed at the top of nearly every tracked metric. At NPC’s most recent AGM Conference, Patrick was recognized as the 2018 Region Manager of the Year.
Patrick loves Wendy’s, and he believes in Dave Thomas’s messages “profit is not a dirty word” and “give something back!” His biggest enjoyment with work is being around people, and he gets the most satisfaction when he is teaching, challenging others to be their best, and seeing people excel to their fullest potential. He loves helping people get the most out of their abilities, and he has a great skill for seeing potential where it may have been overlooked. In always focusing on the people, Patrick and his teams run great restaurants and consistently delight our guests.
Outside of work, Patrick’s special interests include soccer. He played in intramural leagues while attending Salisbury University, and he played exhibition verses the Baltimore Blast. His passions for teaching and giving back have led him to coaching youth soccer leagues for 20 years.
Patrick’s biggest joys, however, come from spending time with his family. Together, they enjoy camping and fishing. He and his son also love to ride motocross and wake surf.
Please join us in congratulating Patrick Parks on his promotion to Senior Region Manager!