Patrick Romzek, who joined the Board in 2013, has a passion for children with special needs. As an employee of Cisco Systems, he founded an advocacy group for parents of these children, and partnered with Abilities United to create the first online art auction for artwork by agency participants. He also has a history of service in Special Olympics and CYO athletics. Pat has over 30 years of Executive leadership success in the Information Technology Industry at Cisco Systems and Siemens Medical Systems. He has a broad base of experience in leading sales, operations, strategy, incubation and business development teams. He is currently Worldwide Vice President of Market Development for Cisco. Pat has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan Flint and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Michigan. He lives in Dearborn Michigan with his wife and two children.