2017 Recipients

WHITNEY ROFKAR, Thread Marketing Group

Whitney Rofkar is the director of public affairs for Thread Marketing Group. Last year, she helped bring the Toledo Jeep Fest to Toledo, which brought 40,000 plus attendees and generated over $300,000 in economic impact. She was responsible for Dave & Buster’s Toledo debut, and now is focusing on generating public awareness for Connecting Kids to Meals, a non-profit providing hunger-relief to vulnerable children and families.

Since graduating from Ohio University (OU), Rofkar has worked with large brands, politicians, and non-profits including the 2004 “Obama for Illinois” US Senate campaign, The Clinton Global Initiative, After School Matters, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, Feeding America, and more.

She currently serves as a board member and secretary for the NW Ohio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, a board member and operations committee chair of Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, and a marketing committee member of Summer Meal Partners.

Whitney Rofkar