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W. Patrick Wilson Biography

Patrick Wilson is Corporate Vice President, Government Affairs for MediaTek (Taiwan’s second largest public company). He joined MediaTek in 2020 following two years of appointed service at the US Department of Commerce, leading the Office of Business Liaison, within the Office of the Secretary. Prior to joining OBL, Wilson led corporate government relations for US headquartered manufacturing companies Cummins Inc. Babcock and Wilcox Company (now BWE) and for seven years the Semiconductor Industry Association. The SIA is the trade association representing America’s largest chip makers. Before joining the government affairs world, he worked in the US Congress, House and Senate; Last serving as Director of Coalitions and Senior Counsel for the House Small Business Committee and Executive Director of the House Manufacturing Caucus. He also formerly served as Legislative Counsel for Kansas Senator Sam Brownback and as Legislative Director for Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana.

A veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, Wilson has served as an artillery officer in the US Army and Virginia National Guard since 2004 and is currently a Civil Affairs Officer in the US Army Reserve. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies & Economics from the University of Denver Korbel School and also attended the Denver Sturm College of Law. Combining his interests in national security and industrial policy, he has since 2006 been a guest lecturer at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. Wilson serves on the Board of Directors of the National Capital Area Salvation Army. A native of Independence, Missouri, Wilson and his husband Jason Geske reside in Old Town Alexandria, VA.