Roxann Patrick is Director of Client Engagement at The Ohlmann Group, a Dayton full-service marketing and advertising agency.

“I’ve been a member of AAF-Daytonfor over 30 years,” says Roxann. “I’ve spent about 10 years on the Board and was Sponsorship Chair, Diversity Chair, and Education Chair before becoming President.”

Roxann says she recognized AAF’s value to her career at her very first meeting. “I wanted to be a part of AAF from the first meeting I attended as a new designer,” she recalls. “I realized it would be an important aspect of a successful career through the education, networking opportunities, awards recognition, and friendships.”

She also was eager become a chapter leader. “AAF-Dayton is an important part of the Dayton community at large, as well as Dayton’s advertising industry,” she notes. “I was honored when I was invited to lead our chapter and continue the initiatives and goals of the club.”

AAF-Dayton has undertaken several important initiatives this year, including recently completing a new website and a new brand. But Roxann is especially excited about The Mosaic Project, a new chapter fundraising initiative that is helping to promote the arts in the Dayton area.

“The Mosaic Project gives artists an opportunity to collaborate on creating an enduring piece of art,” she explains. “The Mosaic is a large graphic comprised of ‘digital tiles’ created by 40 different artists. Once it’s completed, the Mosaic Project will be a unique way to gain recognition for our chapter, the Mosaic artists, and the recipients of our fundraising, the K-12 Gallery and TEJAS, a nonprofit regional visual arts center.”

In her free time, Roxann likes to read, paint, shoot photography, and fish. Her proudest fishing moment: “I once caught a 42” muskie!”