Thursday, May 2, 2019
TIME ACTIVITY
ROOM
11:30 AM CLE Check-In and Networking TBD
12:00 – 1:10 PM Being Super Powerful: Taking Care of Ourselves On the Inside and Out - 1.25 CLE Hours
Moderator: Megan Snyder, Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, Inc.
Panelists: The Honorable Judge Stephen McIntosh, Franklin County, Court of Commons Pleas; Michael Jarosi, Informed Source, LLC

TBD
1:15 – 2:30 PM

Making a Difference: Driving Diversity Forward - 1.25 CLE Hours
Moderator: Rhonda Talford Knight, Knight Consulting Group, LLC
Panelists: Jennnifer Adair, Ohio Department of Administrative Services; Todd Corley, Villanova University; Vinita Mehra, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter; Bill Nolan, Barnes and Thornburg

TBD

2:45 – 3:30 PM

Board Service, An Opportunity to Do Great Things: A Conversation with Kathy Ransier - .75 CLE Hours
Moderator: Eleni A. ("Eleana") Drakatos, Yacobozzi Drakatos, LLC
Featured Speaker: Kathy Ransier, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP
TBD

3:45 – 5:15 PM

The Power of Connection: Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor - 1.50 CLE Hours
Moderator: Barb Smoot, Women for Economic and Leadership Development
Panelists: The Honorable R. Guy Cole, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; The Honorable Kimberly Jolson, Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse; Marilyn McClure-Demers, Nationwide Insurance; Lisa Kathumbi, Bricker & Eckler; John Stephen, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur; Leigh Ann Benedic, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
TBD
5:15 - 7:00 PM Government in Action Reception
Featuring Honored Guest and Special Speaker - The Honorable
Nancy Hardin Rogers

Moderators: Director Sheryl Creed Maxfield, Ohio Department of Commerce, and Dean Kathy Northern, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
TBD
Friday, May 3, 2019
TIME
ACTIVITY
ROOM
7:45 - 8:15 AM   Networking Breakfast   TBD
8:15 - 9:40 AM Oh The Places A Legal Career Can Take You! - 1.50 CLE Hours
Moderator: Luke Fedlam, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
Panelists: Adiya Dixon, Yubi Beauty; John Jackson, Nationwide Insurance; Kim Shumate, The Ohio State University
TBD
9:45 – 11:15 AM


Women In the Law, Game Changers: How We Are Impacting the Legal Landscape - 1.50 CLE Hours
Moderator: Aneca Lasley, Squire Patton Boggs
Panelists: Yvette McGee Brown, Jones Day; Judge Laurel Beatty Blunt, Tenth District Court of Appeals; Melinda McAfee, EXPRESS
TBD
11:15 - 11:45 AM

Networking/Transition Break

Foyer
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM


Annual Meeting Luncheon

Luncheon Speaker: Stacy Siegal, EVP and General Counsel at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
AEO is a leading global specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under its American EagleĀ® and AerieĀ® brands. Stacy is currently managing the legal, HR, corporate communications and philanthropy functions, as well as acting as a trusted advisor to the CEO and Board on all legal and employment-related matters. Her areas of responsibility include corporate governance, data security and privacy, litigation management, intellectual property, real estate, contracts, people support, talent management, human resources analytics, compensation, benefits, regulatory compliance and employment law. Stacy has over 20 years of experience managing human resources, legal and business administration functions, primarily in the retail sector. Prior to joining AEO, Stacy was the SVP, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary at rue21, Inc., leading both the legal and human resources departments for the company. During her tenure there, Stacy led the transition of rue21 from a private to a public company, and managed all public company responsibilities including securities filings, regulatory compliance, investor relations and stakeholder communication, prior to leading the transition from a public back to a private company. Prior to joining rue21, Stacy worked as a Human Resources consultant, corporate counsel for General Nutrition Companies, Inc. and as a litigation associate in the largest women owned law firm in Washington, D.C. She earned her BA from Lehigh University and her JD from George Washington University and currently lives in the Pittsburgh area with her husband Mark, and their three children: Joshua, Jillian and Drew.
Ballroom

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OWBA & OWBF office at admin@owba.org or (866) 932-6922

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Location Details 

Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center

100 Green Meadow Drive South

Lewis Center, OH 43035

All activities for the OWBA-OWBF Annual Conference will be hosted at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center. 

Free onsite parking is available. 



Hotel Accommodations

Overnight accommodations are available at the Nationwide Hotel at a discounted room rate. Call (614) 880-4300 for reservations and request the "OWBA-OWBF Room Block" to receive the discounted rate. Availability is limited. If you need assistance with reservations, call the OWBA & OWBF office at (866) 932-6922.


REGISTRATION FEES

Member Rates

  • Full Conference (May 2-3) - $250 ($125 for government attorneys) - includes snacks, beverages and CLE on Thursday; Government in Action Reception on Thursday evening; breakfast and CLE on Friday; Annual Meeting Luncheon on Friday
  • Government Action Reception (May 2) - Free
  • Annual Meeting Luncheon Only (May 3) - $50
  • Thursday, May 2, CLE Sessions Only - $120 ($55 for government attorneys) - includes snacks and beverages and Government in Action Reception
  • Friday, May 3, CLE Sessions Only - $120 ($55 for government attorneys) - includes breakfast
  • All CLE Sessions (May 2-3) Only - $200 ($90 for government attorneys) - includes snacks and beverages and CLE on Thursday, Government in Action Reception on Thursday evening and breakfast and CLE on Friday

Non-Member Rates

  • Full Conference (May 2-3) - $395 ($200 for government attorneys) - includes snacks, beverages and CLE on Thursday; Government in Action Reception on Thursday evening; breakfast and CLE on Friday; Annual Meeting Luncheon on Friday.
  • Government Action Reception (May 2) - $25
  • Annual Meeting Luncheon Only (May 3) - $75
  • Thursday, May 2, CLE Sessions Only - $150 ($75 for government attorneys) - includes snacks and beverages and Government in Action Reception
  • Friday, May 3, CLE Sessions Only - $150 ($75 for government attorneys) - includes breakfast
  • All CLE Sessions (May 2-3) Only - $270 ($145 for government attorneys) - includes snacks and beverages and CLE on Thursday, Government in Action Reception on Thursday evening and breakfast and CLE on Friday



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