Kathleen Trafford heads leadership team for OLAF

​​​​​​​​​​Columbus attorney Kathleen Trafford, partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, has been elected president of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF) board of trustees, a statewide charitable foundation providing resources and support for Ohio’s legal aids. 

Trafford succeeds Ritchey Hollenbaugh of the Columbus firm Carlile, Patchen & Murphy LLP, who served as president for three years.
David A. Kutik, a partner at Jones Day in Cleveland, was elected to serve as the OLAF’s vice president. Mary Mertz, First Assistant Attorney General under Attorney General Mike DeWine, was elected secretary and Joseph Mas, a partner in the Columbus firm 330 Lawyers Group, now serves as the OLAF’s treasurer. Mas previously served a three-year term as secretary.   
The OLAF board has also elected four new trustees to at-large positions: Stephen Buchenroth of Columbus, a senior attorney at Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease; Robert DeRose, a partner in charge of the Litigation Division at the Columbus law firm Barkan Meizlish, LLP; G. Scott McComb, president and CEO of Central Ohio-based Heartland Bank; and John B. Pinney, a partner at Graydon Head & Ritchey, LLP, in Cincinnati. 
“We are honored to have such extraordinary individuals leading our board,” said Angela M. Lloyd, executive director of OLAF. “The board’s collective experience and wisdom will lead the organization as it strives to create communities where justice is available to all,” Lloyd added.
To see a complete list of the OLAF’s trustees, click here.



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