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Patricia Ann Lottier

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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Magazine Publishing Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Earth Tones
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
All Seasons
Favorite Vacation Spot:
South Africa
Favorite Quote:
Good Comes Back To Those Who Are Doing Good.

Birthplace

Born:
2/18/1948
Birth Location:
Ironton, Ohio

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Magazine Publishing Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Earth Tones
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
All Seasons
Favorite Vacation Spot:
South Africa
Favorite Quote:
Good Comes Back To Those Who Are Doing Good.

Birthplace

Born:
2/18/1948
Birth Location:
Ironton
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Biography

Magazine publisher Patricia Lottier was born on February 18, 1948, to Ruth and Melvin Franklin. Lottier was delivered in Ironton, Ohio, because there were no African American doctors in her hometown of Ashland, Kentucky. One of a few African American students to attend Paul Blazer High School, Lottier excelled in her studies and was granted a full scholarship by Johns Hopkins University in 1966.

While attending Johns Hopkins, Lottier met and married George Lottier. Lottier graduated from nursing school in 1969, then went on to earn her B.S. degree in nursing from Western Connecticut State University in 1980, and her M.S. degree in public health administration from Emory University in 1984. After her family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, Lottier worked with a sickle cell program with the DeKalb County Health Department and became the southeastern operations manager of the home-care division of Baxter International, a national provider of hospital and health supplies.

In 1986, Lottier’s husband helped publish the Atlanta Tribune; after the first two issues, Kermit Thomas relinquished the publication to the Lottiers. Within two years, Pat Lottier was able to triple the number of advertising pages. With her business sense, management skills, and some guidance from her in-laws (the publishers of the Afro American newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland), Lottier was able to turn the Atlanta Tribune into a magazine that has brought a positive light to outstanding African American businesses and their owners for over twenty years.

Lottier was honored in Who’s Who Among African Americans. Lottier was a member of the Coalitions of 100 Black Women, and the Emory University Public Health Advisory. Lottier lived in Roswell, Georgia with her husband George; the couple raised two sons, Christopher and Shawn.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Patricia Ann Lottier's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Patricia Ann Lottier lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes her maternal family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes her mother, Ruth Jennings Franklin
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Patricia Ann Lottier talks about her ancestry
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes her earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Patricia Ann Lottier talks about her family's history in Ashland, Kentucky
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes her grade school years at Booker T. Washington High School in Ashland, Kentucky
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes her childhood community in Ashland, Kentucky
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Patricia Ann Lottier talks about her extracurricular activities in grade school and Miss Johnson, an influential music teacher
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Patricia Ann Lottier recalls her experience at Paul G. Blazer High School in Ashland, Kentucky
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Patricia Ann Lottier recalls being recruited by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Patricia Ann Lottier recalls her time at Coles Junior High School and Paul G. Blazer High School in Ashland, Kentucky
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes her memory of President John F. Kennedy's assassination and her family's political engagement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Patricia Ann Lottier recalls the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes her experience at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes her nursing jobs after graduating from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Patricia Ann Lottier recalls life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Patricia Ann Lottier talks about her studies at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut and moving around for her husband's job
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Patricia Ann Lottier talks about her admission to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Patricia Ann Lottier talks about working for the DeKalb County Health Department in Georgia and for Baxter International
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes how she became the publisher of the Atlanta Tribune, pt.1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes how she became the publisher of the Atlanta Tribune, pt.2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes her role as publisher of the Atlanta Tribune, pt.1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes her role as publisher of the Atlanta Tribune, pt.2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Patricia Ann Lottier talks about her civic involvement in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Patricia Ann Lottier talks about her husband's business ventures and how he became executive director of the Georgia Minority Survivor Development Council
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Patricia Ann Lottier continues to describe her civic engagement in the Atlanta, Georgia community
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Patricia Ann Lottier remembers celebrating milestones at the Atlanta Tribune, pt.1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Patricia Ann Lottier remembers celebrating milestones at the Atlanta Tribune, pt.2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Patricia Ann Lottier talks about the future of the Atlanta Tribune, its distribution model, and its advertisers
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Patricia Ann Lottier talks about her family
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes how she hopes to positively impact young minorities with the Atlanta Tribune
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes her concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Patricia Ann Lottier talks about her art collection
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Patricia Ann Lottier describes the most significant event in her life
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Patricia Ann Lottier shares her advice with future generations
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Patricia Ann Lottier reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Patricia Ann Lottier narrates her photographs