A graduate of the University of Virginia (BA) and Iowa State (MBA), Patti has lived in Ames for 36 years with her husband, Peter Orazem. They have two grown children.
Patti’s professional and volunteer experience has emphasized communicating with donors, program managers and the community.
Retired from a career in fundraising, performing arts and event planning, Patti is a member of St. Thomas Aquinas church and worked on their recent capital campaign. She is a graduate of Leadership Ames and was on the City of Ames Public Art Commission, Ames High Arts Boosters and Ames Noon Rotary Club.