After a 25-year career as an aircraft maintenance officer in the United States Air Force, Retired Colonel Patrick S. Ballard joined Vision Financial Group, Inc in August of 2016. Colonel Ballard served his country in many stateside assignments as well as in Iceland and Afghanistan. His last assignment was as the Commander of the 36th Maintenance Group at Andersen AFB, Guam where he was responsible for leading all aircraft maintenance and munitions support. During his Air Force career he has worked with B-52H bombers, F-15/F-16/A-10 fighters, and HH-60 helicopters.
Patrick grew up in Birmingham, AL. He is a 1991 graduate of, and was commissioned through, the University of Georgia AF ROTC. He also holds a Master of Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Logistics Management and is now back in the “Classic City” as he works for VFG. Patrick relishes the professional challenge of finding inefficiencies and solving them through teamwork and collaboration. He has continued to do the same for VFG customers while delivering responsive service that is second to none.
Patrick has many hobbies. As an amateur musician, he has started several rock bands and led two Contemporary Christian Praise Bands. In addition, Patrick also enjoys upland game hunting and bass fishing.
He and his wife have three daughters. The family resides in the Athens, GA area.