Supporting the 2014 Franklin County Children Services Levy


8:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.


Registration and Coffee

8:30 a.m.- 8:45 a.m.


Opening Remarks

Dan McCarthy, The Success Group, Ltd.

8:45 a.m.- 9:05 a.m.



Ohio House Agenda

William G. Batchelder, Speaker,
Ohio House of Representatives

9:05 a.m.- 9:25 a.m.


Senate Agenda

Keith Faber, President Pro Tempore, Ohio Senate

9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.


Governing Ohio:  What Does the Future Hold?



Fred Mills, Partner
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP

  • Mike Curtin, Associate Publisher Emeritus,
    The Columbus Dispatch
  • Jo Ann Davidson, President,
    JAD and Associates LLC
  • Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State
  • Eric Kearney, Minority Leader,
    Ohio Senate

10:35 a.m.- 11:45 a.m.


Break Out Sessions (Choose One)



What the Frack? Answers to Ohio's Energy Questions



Rick Ayish, The Success Group, Ltd./
Ohio Capitol Policy Consultants

  • Representative Mike Foley, Member,
    House Public Utilities Committee 
  • Representative David Hall, Chair, House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  • Senator Shannon Jones, Chair, Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee
  • David Mustine, Managing Director, Energy, Chemicals and Polymers, JobsOhio
  • Linda Woggon, Executive Vice President, Ohio Chamber of Commerce


Ohio's Healthcare and Medicaid Transformation



Mike Toman,
The Success Group, Ltd.

  • Senator Dave Burke, Vice Chair, Senate Health, Human Services and Aging Committee
  • Senator Capri Cafaro, Ranking Minority Member, Senate Health, Human Services and Aging Committee
  • John McCarthy, Medicaid Director, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
  • Greg Moody, Director, Office of Health Transformation
  • Representative Barbara Sears, Member, House Finance and Appropriation/Health and Human Services Subcommittee


Viral Reflections: Reporting and Politicking
via Social Media



Dan Trevas, Chairman, Media Law Committee, Ohio State Bar Association

  • Chris Booker, Manager of Content Acquisition
  • Mark Kovac, Ohio Capital Blog, Statehouse Bureau Chief, Dix News and the Youngstown Vindicator
  • Jerid Kurtz, Communications Director, Ohio Democratic Party
  • Angela Meleca, Press Secretary, Ohio Senate Majority Caucus

11:45 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.


Break and Move to Lunch

12:00 p.m.- 1:15 p.m.




Recognition of Sponsors
Dan McCarthy, The Success Group, Ltd.


Introduction of Speakers
Rick Ayish, The Success Group, Ltd./
Ohio Capitol Policy Consultants


Keynote Program
A Tribute to Leadership

Tom Niehaus, President, Ohio Senate
Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton,
Supreme Court of Ohio

1:15 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.



1:30 p.m.- 1:45 p.m.


Reconvening Comments

Jennifer Flatter
The Success Group, Ltd


1:45 p.m.- 2:45 p.m.


Biennial Budgets: MBR's, Tax Cuts and More




McKenzie Davis
The Success Group, Ltd.

  • Representative Ron Amstutz, Chair House Finance and Appropriations Committee
  • Senator Bill Coley, Member
      Senate Finance Committee
  • Tim Keen, Director
      Office of Budget and Management
  • Senator Tom Sawyer
      Ranking Minority Member
      Senate Finance Committee
  • Representative Vernon Sykes, Ranking Minority Member, House Finance and Appropriations Committee

2:45 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.


Media Panel



Jenny Camper, President,
Lesic & Camper Communications

  • Laura Bischoff, Statehouse Bureau
      Dayton Daily News
  • Michael Douglas, Editorial Page Editor
      Akron Beacon Journal
  • Reginald Fields, Statehouse Bureau Chief
      The Plain Dealer
  • Darrel Rowland, Public Affairs Editor The Columbus Dispatch

4:00 p.m.


Informal Reception Upon Conclusion
of Program




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