Board of Trustees

Patrick J. Kenney (2026)

kenneyPatrick J. Kenney was appointed to The University of Toledo Board of Trustees by Governor John Kasich in July 2017.  He is Vice Chair of the Clinical Affairs Committee and is a member of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, as well as the Finance and Audit Committee.

Kenney, a 1983 graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, was named to the list of Who’s Who in American Universities. With a degree in Accounting, Patrick began a career in public accounting and obtained his CPA designation. Shortly thereafter, Patrick entered the financial services industry and is in his 31st year of running his financial advisory practice. 

As a Registered Investment Advisor, he has extensive experience assisting individuals and corporations in a variety of financial issues and has built a strong reputation in the industry specializing in tax-advantaged investment planning. 

He holds numerous industry awards including membership in the Million Dollar Round Table for the past 26 years, with 15 years at Top of The Table which recognizes less than 1% of advisors worldwide.  He was Field Advisory Chair Person for Union Central, one of the country’s largest and oldest mutual insurance companies and has qualified for their National Marketing Conference every year since 1986.  Union Central, a company with a 150-year history, selected Patrick as their 23rd inductee into the company’s prestigious Hall of Fame, the youngest in the company’s history.

Besides his financial advisory practice, Patrick has additional entrepreneurial experience.  In 1987, he and a college fraternity brother started Health Care Solutions, a home health care business which grew to thirty-five offices in five states and which sold in 2003 to a publicly traded industry leader.  He is a co-founder of CareLink Nursing Services which in 2014 celebrated 25 years in business.  In addition, he was a founding member of Ohio Innovations Fund, a venture capital fund which provided initial round financing to technical startup companies, one of which now trades on the New York Stock Exchange. Patrick has been an angel investor to many local start-up companies to support the community entrepreneur efforts.

Patrick maintains a strong commitment to local civic and charitable organizations.  He is a recipient of the Twenty Under Forty Award which recognizes individuals under the age of 40 in Northwest Ohio for leadership in their career and community.  Currently Patrick serves on the Investment Committee for the University of Toledo Foundation Board. He is a past board member of Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce, Toledo Area Small Business Association, St. Francis de Sales High School, St. Ursula Academy, Toledo Botanical Gardens, St. Joseph Parish, Kids Unlimited, and Keep Toledo-Lucas County Beautiful.

In 2009, Patrick initiated an annual fundraising event to benefit University of Toledo football. To date, the initiative has successfully raised over $350,000 for the program. In 2016, Patrick was honored by the football team as the Rocket’s “12th Man” for his dedication and service.

Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins selected Patrick as the Chairman of the City of Toledo Economic Development Committee which oversees the City’s involvement with regional economic development agencies.

In support of the Toledo Museum of Art, Patrick and his wife are members of the President’s Council and the esteemed Apollo Society.

Patrick is a licensed pilot, has completed 15 marathons, and is an avid fly fisherman.  He and his wife, Maureen, have four children and reside in Sylvania, Ohio.

Last Updated: 8/14/18