Mary Ellen Brown Stottmann
From co-founding the first-of-its-kind printing business in Louisville in 1968, to the establishment in 2011 of a new venture to develop children’s values-based entertainment and educational materials, Mary Ellen Brown Stottmann has enjoyed a long career based on her passion for art. Equally passionate about meeting needs in the community, Mrs. Stottmann has served on boards of a number of nonprofit organizations, in addition to holding leadership positions with local business organizations.
Mrs. Stottmann currently devotes a great deal of her time to community service through programs that aid ex-offender reintegration, provide alcohol and drug abuse counseling, and mentor youth in the community. She is the Board Chairman of Prodigal Ministries, Inc., an organization that provides shelter, job training and mentoring for men and women recently released from prison. She also serves as Treasurer on the Board for The Morton Center, and is on the board of the University of Louisville Library Associates.
Though officially retired, Mrs. Stottmann is a developing partner of Baxter’s Corner, a new company she was inspired to co-found after inquiries about the origin of a series of whimsical illustrations she had painted for her grandson’s nursery.
A graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City, and having studied graphic design in Paris, France, Mrs. Stottmann brings a strong background in visual arts to her work.
While CEO of OnLine Printing, Inc., Mrs. Stottmann led her company's growth becoming a niche leader in the on-demand arena, providing a cost-effective way to print high-quality personalized materials, including marketing pieces, presentations, documents and manuals. Retiring in 2005 she sold her company to Clark & Riggs a national printer located in the Louisville area.