We welcome Patricia D. LaRue as a Prominent Business Leader for 2016.
Title: Software Architect
Type of Organization: Start Up High Tech Company
Major Product/Service: Providing products, solutions and services to the government and commercial customers
Expertise: With over 15 years experience, Ms. LaRue is responsible for gathering data, software engineering and database design for software systems. She is also responsible for research and development on several small componentized API’s. She recently created a company called Software Brew, LLC for global software consulting, training and web-hosting services.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
University/Degree: B.A., Business Management/Computer Science, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1993; Candidate, M.S., Computer Science
Hobbies/Sports: Cultural Anthropology, history, politics, modern natural health practices, painting, writing, snow skiing, swimming
Work History: Mrs. LaRue worked on the Shuttle contract for the Aerospace industry at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. She also worked on the Fairchild Aviation Flight Recorder, commonly known as the black box, software at Fairchild Weston Schlumberger in Sarasota, Florida. She worked with the inventor of Touchless Fingerprinting technology at IDair, LLC. She was responsible for designing and developing the software for multiple security hardware devices including IDair’s ONEprint® and mobile devices for both Android and iOS. She was involved with multiple contracted projects for NASA and the defense industry at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama as well as many enterprise-wide commercial applications for such companies as GTE Telecommunications, Ceridian, Alltel and Emerson Network Power. She has served in recent years as a Systems Architect, Software Architect and Principal Architect on both large and small scale applications using popular notation systems such as the Unified Modeling Language (UML) Diagrams and Entity Relationship (ER) Diagrams.
Career Accomplishments: Mrs. LaRue began her life’s journey from humble beginnings. She is the only one in her immediate family for generations to graduate from college. She is a descendent of Oliver Wendell Holmes and has dedicated her life to accomplishments that would enable her to be an advocate for the further advancement of women in science and technology careers, especially in Artificial Intelligence, where there is a shortage of female influences.