Meet Patrick, a member of Emerging Leader passionate about connecting with our community

Photo: Patrick Mercer, Dr. Alison Bentley, and Sara Reeves. 

This week we caught up with Patrick Mercer, a member of the Emerging Leaders Executive Committee and Assistant Vice President, Wellness Director at Frost Insurance Agency. Patrick is passionate about connecting with our community and giving back to the Greater Austin community that has given him so much.

Check out our interview with Patrick to learn more about his “why” for joining Emerging Leaders and being involved with United Way ATX.

“[I am involved with United Way] first and foremost because of the people,” Mercer said. “It seems like everybody that I have met, whether it is a staff member or a volunteer, has a heart for service and giving back. They have a heart for creating opportunities for people.”

Want to know more about Patrick?

How long have you lived in Austin?

15 years!

What is your favorite thing about Austin?

Weather allows most outdoor activities to be enjoyed year-round.

What is a fun fact about you that you wish everyone knew?

I’ve been attacked by a mountain lion.

“Patrick has been a dynamic and essential member of the Emerging Leaders Executive Committee for the past two years, leading the effort to relaunch this group and make an impact on the lives of so many here in Central Texas. Patrick also always has an incredible story to tell and is such a joy to be around.”
– Jennifer Woods| Donor Relations Manager, United Way for Greater Austin

To learn more about Emerging Leaders and get involved, click here.


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