Patricia Henriques

December 9, 1949 ~ May 17, 2020


It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Patricia Henriques, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneur in Residence. 

Pat passed away on May 17, 2020 after a battle with cancer, surrounded by her husband and extended family in Orange, Connecticut. 

Pat served Georgetown admirably as an Entrepreneur in Residence since 2017 and an adjunct professor since 2018. She made a huge impact as co-academic director of the TalentUP Sardinia Entrepreneurship executive education program in 2019, and in the 2019-2020 academic year she collaborated to revamp and deliver Foundations of Entrepreneurship, the important introductory course for our Entrepreneurship Minor. She coached and advised many students as an EiR and Summer Launch mentor. In honor of her significant contributions, Pat received Georgetown Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards as an outstanding volunteer in 2018 and for faculty excellence in 2020. Pat will be remembered for her optimistic spirit, engaging classroom demeanor, relentless support of entrepreneurs, and immaculate attention to detail. 

Earlier in her career, Pat founded and led Management Alternatives, Inc., a national leader in corporate relocation management. Among her many notable projects was the transition of operations of the Pittsburgh International Airport from one location to another, accomplished overnight. In 2002, she founded the Henlee Group to advise and coach entrepreneurs in emerging and high growth companies. Beyond her work at Georgetown, she held several appointments at higher education institutions including Babson College, Oklahoma State University, Simmons College, and the University of Utah. A graduate of Connecticut College, Henriques served on numerous community and corporate boards including the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital and City First Enterprises. 

All of us at Georgetown Entrepreneurship will mourn her passing.