Tricia McDaniel first learned of SCAD when her dear high school friend, and SCAD Alliance co-founder, Katherine Leon called soon after her heart attack and resulting heart surgery in 2003. She helped support Katherine’s journey from that point, even attending the Woman’s Day Red Dress events with her in February 2013.
A 1987 graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, Tricia has extensive finance, accounting, and nonprofit experience. With the birth of her second child in 1993, Tricia stayed home full-time, but her interest in numbers and finance did not wane. She channeled her talents into numerous community and educational causes, serving as treasurer of every organization for which she volunteered. Tricia is Treasurer of the Garden Club of Virginia, having served on its board in various roles for six years. In 2019, she answered the call to help SCAD Alliance, joining the Board as Treasurer.