Congrats to the 2018 OSBA Leadership Academy graduates!

​Aug. 20, 2018

Congratulations to the Ohio State Bar Association's 2018 Leadership Academy class! On May 15, 2018, this group of extraordinary future leaders became the eighth class to graduate from the program.

(Pictured from left to right: Front row: Michelle Siba, Ohio Casino Control Commission; Kevin R. Carter, Frost Brown Todd; Sunni Sugimoto-DiNicola, Lardiere McNair, LLC; Gregory Hoover, Clermont County Bar Association; Madison Lisotto Whalen, Roetzel & Andress LPA; Nicholas A. Linares, Spengler Nathanson, PLL; Keri Lynne Collin, Fairfield County Prosecutor's Office; Richard Tadd Pinkston, The Law Office of R. Tadd Pinkston LLC; Jasmin J. Hurley, Kegler, Brown, Hill + Ritter, LPA; Wesley Buchanan, Buchanan Law, Inc.;

Back row: Josephine L. Begin, Manning & Clair, Attorneys at Law; Sarah M. Houseman, Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer; Krysten Beech, United States District Courts; Christopher Hawley, Brouse McDowell; Alexandra Dattilo, Brouse McDowell; Kayla Henderson, RCO Law; Marley C. Nelson, Office of the Ohio Public Defender; Lee D. Heckman, Reese Pyle Meyer PLL; Stuart Coombs, Morrow Gordon and Byrd; David M. Lenz, Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP; Rachel E. Lyons, Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg; Amanda Lantz, Valerie Juergens Wilt & Associates; Erin Orndorff, Frost Brown Todd; Zachary S. Bayless, Geyer, Herier & AssociatesMegan Greulich, Ohio School Boards Association)

The Leadership Academy was designed for the OSBA to identify and train lawyers for fu​ture opportunities for leadership in the Association, the profession, and their community. Within six interactive sessions, participants are introduced to prolific speakers and are given the opportunity to discuss engaging topics such as:

  • How to Connect and Be Effective on Multiple Levels;
  • A 360° Look: What Kind of Attorney Am I?
  • Branding Yourself;
  • The Importance of Professionalism and Civility; and
  • The Business of Lawyering, a Commitment to Access to Justice and Community Service.

They are also given the support to enhance many important skills like writing and public speaking. By graduation, they are transformed into problem solvers and effective lawyer leaders.

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