We’re happy to report that Brigitta Patterson has agreed to serve as the part-timers’ representative on the Guild’s executive board. That position was vacated after President Lou Grieco appointed Valryn Warren to serve as the At Large representative for Human Rights.
For those of you who don’t know Brigitta, she is a copy editor who came here from the Southwest Group. This is the first time since Marie Ratliff left the company in 2006 that we have a copy editor on the board. It is very important, in our view, to have the universal desk represented on the board.
It is equally important to have a SWG person, since the copy desk transfers are being treated so poorly by the company, which has decided to deny their contractual rights for vacation and night differential. This, as you are all aware, is not being done for any valid legal reasons.
Brigitta was born and raised in Dayton. Her father is a commercial photographer and her mother is a New Lebanon art teacher. She graduated in 2005 with a degree in English from Ohio State University. She also attended the University of York, UK, for a year, where she worked as Photo Editor at nouse, a student newspaper.
Since February 2006, Brigitta has been working for Cox Ohio Publishing as a “part-time” (she prefers the quotation marks to deliniate the difference between her scheduled hours and her benefits) copy editor. Brigitta tells that when she’s not at the DDN, you can find her working as a slightly surly barista at Winans Coffee and Chocolates, taking photographs outside or looking for Mid-Century Modern furniture for her new apartment.
Her appointment is effective immediately. We’re delighted to have Brigitta on the board.