2011-2012 Events

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August 30, 2011  The Program on Law and Leadership kicked off its 2013-14 year with a welcome reception in the Barrister Club. Returning students explained the program’s function to incoming students and networked with program directors, Garry Jenkins and Donald Tobin.

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September 22, 2011 Alumni Ohio state Sen. Mark Wagoner ’96, Franklin County Judge Julia Dorrian ’97, and Ohio House Rep.John Carney ’01 had a lively discussion about personal leadership lessons, anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes stories from their campaigns as part of the Program on Law and Leadership’s program “How to Get Elected to Office — Stories from Moritz Alumni,” […]

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October 18, 2011 W. Curtis Stitt has been an intricate part of the Central Ohio Transit Authority leadership for over a decade. Stitt started his career at COTA as the legislative and government affairs counsel, and most recently as the Vice President and General Counsel. Stitt was appointed to the newly created position of Senior Vice President and […]

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October 27, 2011 Michael Parini is Vice President, Assistant General Counsel – Chief Counsel for the Primary Care Business Unit. Michael began his career at Pfizer in 2004 and has served in various leadership positions overseeing legal support for key Pfizer in-line and development assets.

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November 2, 2011 Kara Trott’s ability to lead has garnered a great deal of recognition since founding Quantum Health Inc., an integrated care management firm located in Columbus. Established in 1999, the company offers coordinated health care programs that aid employees in getting the most efficient and correct medical care possible. It has been featured in Businessweek, Forbes.com, […]

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November 4, 2011 Emotional intelligence (EQ) is concerned with understanding oneself and others, relating to people, and adapting to and coping with the immediate surroundings to be more successful in dealing with envi- ronmental demands. EQ helps to predict success because it reflects how a person applies knowledge to the immediate situation. Students who participated in this three-part […]

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January 25, 2012 Kurt Tunnell is the managing partner of Bricker & Eckler LLP. Kurt has unique expertise in the development and operation of legislative coalitions to advocate public policy goals through the Ohio General Assembly. He has significant experience before the Ohio General Assembly and the Administration in representing trade associations and business coalitions in complex and […]

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February 8, 2012 Leadership students shared lunch and conversation with a Statehouse mainstay, and arts advocate, Bill Blair ’70. Dean Alan Michaels engaged Mr. Blair in a lively discussion about the leadership lessons he’s learned lobbying in the Statehouse for over 30 years.

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March 9, 2012 Body language is the management of time, space, appearance, posture, gesture, touch, facial expression, eye contact, and voice. When verbal and nonverbal messages are out of alignment, communication suffers, and one’s messages are weakened. Body language that supports one’s goals is the key to one’s effectiveness – the ability to project confidence, build relationships of […]

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March 15, 2012 The Program on Law and Leadership presented its 5th Annual Speaker Series, featuring Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. He is a 1989 graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and among a series of distinguished speakers hosted by the PLL. Sandoval spoke candidly about the leadership lessons he has learned throughout an illustrious […]

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April 11, 2012 The Program on Law and Leadership hosted a luncheon with Jeff Kaplan ’76, senior vice president for development at The Ohio State University. Kaplan joined a small group of about 18 students for a private conversation series luncheon, titled “40 Years in Academic Leadership: Advising a University President.”

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April 19, 2012 Kathleen Clyde ’08 represents the 68th Ohio House District in the Ohio House of Representatives. She serves as a member of the Finance and Appropriations Committee and its subcommittee on higher education; the State Government and Elections Committee and its subcommittee on redistricting; and the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Clyde had shown an eagerness […]

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May 8, 2012 The Program on Law and Leadership has partnered with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs since 2011 to send female law students to a program empowering women to be public leaders. The NEW Leadership Program is a week-long residential program held each summer, and participants receive lessons from the history of women in public […]