Vice Chair: Carolyn Patton

For over 25 years, Carolyn Patton has advanced the creative offerings of multiple corporations and advertising agencies in both Canada and Europe. Today, she is the Owner and Creative Strategist of Patton Communications based out of Edmonton, Alberta. Her expertise in merging creative thinking with strategic communications is sought after in both the private and public sectors.

Carolyn has changed expectations of what is creatively possible from the banking industry by helping to pioneer the internal creative agency for ATB Financial. She was also the Creative Director for Intuit Global Business Division (Canada & UK), the Creative Lead at Calder Bateman Communications, and has been an instructor with the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta. She has produced world-class work for Coca Cola, Lacoste, Grand Prix car racing, NHL players and Olympians, garnering national and international awards along the way.

Carolyn has volunteered her creativity and leadership to a variety of significant initiatives including the Art Gallery of Alberta, the University of Alberta Venture Mentor Services for Entrepreneurs, the City of Edmonton, and the Canadian Armed Forces. Carolyn is a proud member of the Alberta board of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council and is currently the Alberta Chair. The granddaughter of a Great War veteran, and the wife of a veteran of more recent conflicts, she is humbled and honoured to serve as a board member of The Vimy Foundation.