The Social Hotel Burns Patterson
Burns Patterson, chief operating officer, Middleton & Gendron

Bio for Burns Patterson

Burns Patterson is chief operating officer at Middleton & Gendron, a New York City-based PR and brand communications agency. Patterson also heads the agency’s digital practice. His 20-plus years in public relations have included roles as director of public relations for Madison Square Garden Sports Properties and director of PR and new media for Historic Hudson Valley.

Over the past eight years at M&G, Patterson has led account teams for travel and hospitality clients including Orbitz, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, KSL Resorts, Capella Hotels and Resorts, Elegant Hotels, Flight Options and MeetingTrader. He has also directed social influence marketing campaigns or specific social media promotions for The Setai Fifth Avenue, La Costa Resort & Spa, Sanctuary Resort & Spa, The Homestead and the Trump Hotel Collection, among many other clients. 

Patterson lives with his family in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and can be reached by email at, on Facebook at or on Twitter at