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2010 Leadership Academy

2010 Leadership Academy Roster

Joseph L. Bruemmer

Keating Muething & Klekamp, PLL


Caterina Cocca-Fulton

Cocca-Fulton Law Office


Amy L. DeLuca

Wickens Herzer Panza Cook & Batista Co.


Jessica A. Dipre

Dinsmore & Shohl


Peter Georgiton

Dinsmore & Shohl


Stephen D. Hartman

Kerger & Hartman, LLC


Jason A. Hill

Sixth District Court of Appeals


Lisa R. House

Reminger Co., L.P.A.


Matthew O. Hutchinson

Shindler, Neff, Holmes, Schlageter & Mohler


Lisa M. Jones

Frantz Ward, LLP


Kimberly P. Jordan

Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio


Nicholas Malone

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP


Melissa A. McKenna

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati


Catherine L. Miller

AmTrust North America


L. Kate Mitchell

Legal Aid of Western Ohio


Allison Bisig Oswall

Flagel & Papakirk LLC


Tracie N. Ransom

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP


Rhys J. Richards

Casper & Casper, LLC


John Seeds

Levicoff Silko & Deemer PC


Patrick Skilliter

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services


Sarah Skow

Cooper & Walinski


Nicole Swearingen-Hilker

Brouse McDowell, L.P.A.


Julita L. Varner

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.


Veronica L. Zoltowski

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.


The 2010 Inaugural Class of the Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy.
(front row, left to right):
Joseph Bruemmer, L. Kate Mitchell, Catherine Miller, Jessica Dipre, John Seeds
(middle row, left to right):
Veronica Zoltowski, Sarah Skow, OSBA President Barbara Howard, Justice Robert Cupp, Caterina Cocca-Fulton, Rhys Richards
(back row, left to right):
Patrick Skilliter, Stephen Hartman, Jason Hill, Allison Bisig Oswall, Lisa Jones, Amy DeLuca, Julita Varner, Tracie Ransom, Peter Georgiton, Matthew Hutchinson, Kimberly Jordan, Melissa McKenna, Nicole Swearingen-Hilker, Nicholas Malone
(not pictured: Lisa House)

2010 Leadership Academy graduates' comments

The OSBA Leadership Academy was a tremendous success, and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in the inaugural class!


I am thrilled to have been part of the Inaugural Class of the OSBA Leadership Academy. This program has opened my eyes to so many new areas and has given me a fantastic opportunity to learn who the go-to people are in those fields. It has been a great experience, in which I have learned a lot from both the presenters and my fellow academy members. Kudos to everyone at OSBA for creating such a dynamic program!


I have nothing but praise for the OSBA staff that created this program, got it off the ground, and managed the academy. Kalpana and Krista were organized, responsive, and available if issues arose. The people who selected/approved the applicants were successful in creating a group of good-natured and interesting people.


This overall experience is one that I will never forget. I will recommend it to any and all of my colleagues. I feel like I have a much greater understanding of, and appreciate for, the role of lawyers in our society and the opportunities for leadership within the Ohio Bar. The academy removed me from the daily grind of practicing law and reminded me of my goals for advancement of the legal system. I give my most sincere appreciation and gratitude to the OSBA and the presenters for giving me this opportunity and I hope to have an opportunity to return the favor in the future.


I can’t say enough how much I have enjoyed participating in this program and how helpful it has been in making me think about where I want my career to go. Thank you so very much for taking an interest in each of us and working so hard to make this a great experience. I am sad that next week is our last session.


I really enjoyed this Leadership Academy.  I have been sharing information with co-workers after each session.  I would suggest that portions of this training be made available to professionals that are already in leadership positions (i.e., supervisors, managers, directors, etc.). The information that I gained was invaluable and I know that it would be a benefit to others.


This was a truly wonderful experience. I am honored and grateful to be a part of the inaugural class. Thank you.


Great program and hope that it continues.


I feel honored to have been a participant in this inaugural class. I thank President Howard and the OSBA for coming up with such a remarkable opportunity. I hope that this program continues for years to come.

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