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Patricia L. “Trish” Cluff of UVA Health System Will Receive 2019 Q Businesswoman Award

Patricia Cluff
Patricia Cluff

The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Q Award honors the accomplishments and contributions of women in our Chamber, recognizing the recipient as a leading Chamber and area businesswoman.

The Chamber will present Patricia L. Cluff of the University of Virginia Health System with the Chamber 2019 Q Businesswoman Award during the 12th Annual Chamber Quadruplicity Conference, February 21st at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

The Chamber Q Award was specifically designed with a focus on recognizing the unique strengths, capabilities, and contributions of women in our local business community.

Ms. Cluff is the chief strategic relations and marketing officer for the University of Virginia Health System.  The Health System includes the University of Virginia Medical Center, UVA Children’s Hospital, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library and numerous partners. Cluff oversees market research and planning; market strategy and communications; physician, public and community relations.

As part of her leadership in community relations, Cluff is a Board Member for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and a past Chair of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  In addition, Cluff serves as the executive liaison to the UVA Hospital Auxiliary on behalf of the CEO of the UVA Medical Center. Cluff has been a member of the Health System administration since November 2002.

As the Chief Marketing and Strategic Relations Officer at the UVA Health System for more than 16 years, Cluff has worked tirelessly to make strong connections between the Health System and the community. She has served on the boards of the Charlottesville Free Clinic and the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless.

Cluff was selected as the 2019 Q Businesswoman Award recipient because of her demonstrated success, leadership, community service, chamber service and mentorship for women. Through her leadership, she has built partnerships between UVA Health System and the community.

“She is a quiet bridge builder, has a keen ethical compass, and is a gifted strategic thinker. She understands that as a community we are stronger together,” said Cristine Nardi, Executive Director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

“She provides honest, thoughtful advice and guidance, and recognizes unique strengths within each woman she mentors. She helps women she works with find their next job opportunities, even if it means they have to leave her shop, and she is thoughtful about ensuring that women have the professional development they need to advance in their careers,” Nardi said.

Quadruplicity is the premier women’s conference of Central Virginia, founded and hosted by the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Business Women’s Round Table.

Quadruplicity programming addresses four core pillars: Career, Life, Money and Health. The full-day conference begins with this year’s opening presenter, Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney. Closing words will be offered by Rita Dove, former U.S. Poet Laureate. Quadruplicity also offers attendees the opportunity to attend four breakout sessions as well as participate in our highly-anticipated speed networking.

More information and registration for Quadruplicity can be found at

Major sponsors for this event are Mary Baldwin University, Towe Insurance Service, Inc., Wilkinson Wealth Management, and University of Virginia Health System. Many local exhibitors will also participate to showcase their enterprises. The Chamber Quadruplicity Conference is attended annually by 300 business and civic leaders.