Speaker presentations support the personal and professional development of members and broaden members understanding of current issues and challenges. Presentations often identify opportunities for service locally and around the world.
Below is a sampling of the speakers who made presentations in 2018. They represent a wide range of interests and expertise, including the arts, government services and policy, health, business, social services, civil discourse, the environment, world affairs and sports.
Lisa Bushman, Licensed Professional Counselor with the Center for Counseling, Growth & Discovery, The Risk for Addiction
Ted Celeste, Founder of Next Generation, a Project of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, How to Promote Healthy, Civil and Productive Political Debate
Antoine Clark, Music and Artistic Director of McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra, Where Does That Music Come From?
Jeri Diehl Cusack, Board Member of the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership, Fun Facts About U. S. Presidents
Rachael Dorothy, Worthington City Council, Business and Infrastructure Development Update
Karen Ezirim, Parent Support-Group Advocate and Volunteer, Succeed, An Innovative Peer- Support Program
Heather Grossman, Director of Quality Operations, Cardinal Health, How to Increase Effectiveness and Efficiency in Your Daily Life
Stu Harris, Candidate for the Ohio General Assembly, 21st House District
Vivian Harvey, Former Assistant Dean of the OSU College of Human Ecology, Working with Mayan women in Guatemala
Fred Hower, Horticultural Consultant, Certified Arborist and Landscape Designer, Home Landscaping and Gardening
J. R. Klein, principal at J.R. Global, The Primary Question of Globalization
Laurie Lathan, Executive Director of Thurber House, The legacy of James Thurber and Importance of Thurber House’s Museum
Mitch Lerner, Associate Professor in the Department of History at The Ohio State University, Insights Into the North Korean Peninsula
Beth Liston, Candidate for the Ohio General Assembly, 21st House District
Mark Lundine, Economic Development Administrator, Columbus Dept. of Development, Current and Prospective Development Projects
Matt Marrash, Freelance Photographer and Sales Associate and Trainer at Midwest Photo Exchange, Drone Photography
Gary Monti, Center for Managing Change, Effective Ways to Fight Fake News
Bernard Palchick, Volunteer at the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) and Retired Professor of Art, The Expansion and Renovation of the CMA
Anil Patel, Ohio Assistant Attorney General, How to Deal with Cybercrimes
Ryan Pedon, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at The Ohio State University, The Prospects for the 2018-19 Season
Bhuwan Pyakurel, The Saga of the Bhutanese/ Nepali Refugee Community
Jan Ramer, Vice President of The Wilds, Conservation Medicine in Rwanda and in Your Back Yard
Wendy Reichenbach, Event Coordinator, Worthington Crop Walk: Ending Hunger One Step at a Time
Cornell Robertson, Franklin County Engineer, County’s Upcoming infrastructure Projects and Use of Roundabouts
Doug Southgate, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, OSU, China’s Economic Emergence
Aaron Wilson, Senior Research Associate, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Climate Change and Extreme Weather
Speaker: Kenny McDonald, President and Chief Economic Officer, One Columbus
The Growth and Development of the Columbus Region
Speaker: Yvonne Lesicko, Vice President of Public Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau
Issues Facing Ohio Farmers and Residents
Speaker: Kelly Wears
I am Boundless
Speaker: Hannah Estabrook
Ohio Catch Court
Speaker: Kathryn Sullivan, Retired Astronaut and Past President and CEO of COSI
Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention
Speaker: Dr. David G Austin, Orofacial Pain Specialist
Sitting is the New Smoking
ANNUAL CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Brian Krosnick, COSI Outreach Education Specialist, Superhero Science, Interactive Presentation
What did we learn?
- What the customer wants determines the end product.
- The way you set up your space influences how you do work
- A few seconds of thinking can reduce the time a task takes
- You can always improve your flow (if you want to)
- Many hands only makes light work if everyone knows what to do!
Quality Operations Director
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