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March 2023 Updates

  • Laura Allen, WAIP ’05, is now a senior philanthropy advisor at USAID.  
  • Melissa Lindsjo, MA ’12, has been elected vice chair of membership on the American Planning Association National Capital Area Chapter’s Board of Directors. 
  • M. Beth Trombold, MA 12, has joined American Municipal Power as senior vice president of public affairs and talent management. 
  • Marisol Aguilar, MA ’13, serves as deputy director for the California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. 
  • Taylor Stepp, BA ’14, has been named director of projects for Ohio Southeast Economic Development. 
  • Elizabeth Kane, MPA ’15, works at the University of Florida Levin College of Law as an assistant director of alumni relations. 
  • Marwa Berri, MPA 17, is starting a new position as program coordinator at Columbus State Community College. 
  • Cheyenne Nixon, MPA ’19, works now as a senior account executive for World Class Title. 

February 2023 Updates

  • Ron Bridges, MA ’85, has been elected to sere as chairman of the United Way of Kentucky board of directors. 
  • Matthew McQuade, MPA ’08, has launched McQuade Economic Growth Advisors, serving as its managing principal. 
  • Michael Kinninger, MPA ’10, is now a loan officer at Twin Cities-Metro Certified Development Co. 
  • Haley Kadish, MPA ’12, has started a new position as an associate director at Results for America.  
  • Shanell Davis-Bryant, MPA ’14, is the founder and principal consultant of SB&D Consulting Services LLC.  
  • Matt Stephens-Rich, MPA ’14, has received a promotion to director of technical services at the Electrification Coalition.  
  • Mallory Thayer, MPA ’15, has been promoted to senior director of business development operations at EMC Research Inc.  
  • Laura Edgar, MPA ’20, is working now as a behavioral health policy associate at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. 
  • Alex Rhodes, MPA ’20, is now an economist at the National Science Foundation. 

January 2023 Updates

  • Melissa Myers, MPA ’05, is now the vice president of policy at Premier Inc.  
  • Dave Dixon, MPA ’09, has begun a new position as the director of data analytics and strategy at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.  
  • Haley Kadish, MPA ’12, is now associate director of local practice at Results for America. 
  • Abigail Rhodebeck, MA ’12, started a new position as a marketing coordinator at the Ohio Division of Wildlife. 
  • Avery Tucker, BA ’16, is now a senior grants policy analyst at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 
  • Rachel Parker, BS ’18, has been promoted to senior process improvement specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  
  • Brandon Schrader, MPA ’19, has begun a new position as a housing economist at Oregon Housing and Community Services.  
  • Reed Gibson, MPA ’21, started a position as a sports supervisor for the City of Kettering.  

December 2022 Updates

  • Aaron Bloom, MPA ’05, is now executive director of transmission at NextEra Energy Inc. 
  • Stephen Harris, WAIP ’08, now works as director of finance for the Ohio House Democratic Caucus at the Ohio House of Representatives. 
  • Steve Kowal, MPA ’09, began a position as deputy director for Southern African affairs at USAID. 
  • Grace Glaubman, BA ’13, was promoted to deputy director at Summit and Medina Workforce Area Council of Governments. 
  • Zach Devier, BA ’14, now works as project manager for corporate strategic projects at Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. 
  • Carly Hooker, BA ’18, is now a director at CCS Fundraising. 
  • Will Sullivan, BA ’19, started a position as associate U.S. policy analyst at Principles for Responsible Investment. 

November 2022 Updates

  • Jamie Doskocil, MPA ’00, is now the division chief at the Ohio Legislative Service Commission.  
  • Molly Mottram, BA ’13, has a new job working as the chief operating officer at the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation.  
  • Jessica Clinger, MPA ’14, has transitioned to a new role as program manager for Emergency Rental Assistance for the City of Columbus, Department of Development.  
  • Brooke Felts, MPA ’14, was promoted to consortium director for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s Geomatics Emerging Scientist Consortium for Education, Research and Capabilities Enhancement at The Ohio State University Battelle Center for Science, Engineering and Public Policy.  
  • Katie Gibbons, WAIP ’14, now works as an attorney at Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC. 
  • Victoria Jackson, MPA ’16, is now the assistant director of higher education policy at The Education Trust. 
  • Jonathan Thomas, MA ’16, works as the chief operating officer at ADAMH Board of Franklin County. 
  • Ashley McIntosh, MPA ’18, serves as senior talent acquisition consultant for the State of Ohio. 
  • Leah Uhrig, MPA ’19, is a legislative director at the U.S. House of Representatives. 
  • Vidhya Jeyadev, BS ’20, has been promoted to deputy press secretary at the U.S. House of Representatives.  
  • Joseph Sierputowski, MPA ’22, has begun working as a program analyst for the District Department of Transportation. 
  • Becca Young, MPA ’22, started a new job as a social media manager at The Ohio State University Alumni Association. 

October 2022 Updates

  • John Bartle, PhD ’90, dean of the University of Nebraska Omaha College of Public Affairs and Community Service, has received the 2022 Aaron B. Wildavsky Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement. 
  • Tracy Najera, MPA ’00, began a new job as vice president, U.S. Programs, at UNICEF USA. 
  • Carter Alleman, WAIP ’08, is now director, government affairs and science policy at the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
  • Patrick Manley, MPA ’12, started a position as manager at Sigma Health Consulting LLC. 
  • Abbey Smanik, MPA ’13, is working as a strategic finance and operations analyst for RTI International. 
  • Katie Gibbons, WAIP ’14, now works as an attorney at Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC. 
  • Adam Wefler, MA ’15, started a position as an implementation consultant at ProcessUnity. 
  • Alex Temple, BA ’16, now works as program officer at the National Academy of Sciences. 
  • Ashley McIntosh, MPA ’18, began a new position as senior talent acquisition consultant for the State of Ohio. 
  • Stephen Listisen, MPA ’21, is now an advisory services analyst for the state health practice at Mathematica. 
  • Nikolas Merten, MPA ’22, started a new position as associate policy analyst at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. 
  • Casey Rife, MPA ’22, is now deputy communications director for the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus. 
  • Joseph Sierputowski, MPA ’22, has begun working as program analyst at the District Department of Transportation.