Joyce Patton is Managing Director of ProgressOhio, which she began working for as their fundraising consultant in 2010. ProgressOhio is the state’s largest progressive advocacy organization and is regularly sought as out as the authority on progressive issues in Ohio.
Patton has made a career developing strong civic organizations and political institutions. From her early days working in the Ohio Senate, she branched out into a career in marketing that served her well as the manager of corporate giving for WOSU Public Media, public broadcasting stations licensed to the Ohio State University.
After an award-winning tenure at WOSU, Patton went on to work as a fundraising, media and legislative consultant for dozens of clients, from presidential campaigns and congressional races, to organized labor and local charitable organizations.
In 2007 Patton focused all her efforts as Finance Director for the Ohio House Democratic Caucus and played a key role in the Democrats’ picking up seven seats in November of 2008.
She currently serves as a board member for ProgressNow, ProgressOhio’s national affiliate, and previously served vice chair of Freedom to Marry Ohio and on the Dress for Success Columbus and UA Crew boards of directors.