Post Election Conference
Thursday, November 8
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The Greater Columbus Convention Center, Union Station Ballroom
The Post Election Conference is held every two years immediately following the general election. It offers the first post-election opportunity to hear directly from those who will shape Ohio’s policy and political agenda for the upcoming biennium.

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Thursday, November 8


Breakout Session: Medicaid & Healthcare in a Leadership Transition
This panel will be a discussion on what it is like to transition a state agency in a new administration, while also exploring Medicaid and healthcare policy that could arise during the lame duck session this year and the next general assembly. 

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Senator Randy Gardner

Ohio Senate
Senator Gardner is serving northern Ohio in the Ohio Senate, having served previously in the Senate and in the House of Representatives since 1985. A respected leader in state government, Senator Gardner has previously served in many leadership posts in the General Assembly including... Read More →
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Tracy Plouck

Executive in Residence, Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions
Tracy Plouck is an Executive in Residence at the Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions. From 2011 to 2018, Tracy served as a member of Ohio Governor John Kasich’s Cabinet as Director of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Tracy has served... Read More →
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Representative Mark Romanchuk

Ohio House of Representatives
State Representative Romanchuk is serving his third term in the Ohio House of Representatives representing House District 2. He is the owner/President of PR Machine Works, Inc., in Ontario and has over 30 years of experience in the private sector, from running a small business to... Read More →
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Representative Emilia Sykes

Ohio House of Representatives
Born and raised in Akron, State Representative Emilia Strong Sykes was elected to represent her hometown in November 2014. She has worked with healthcare professionals and colleagues to improve public health, increase access to care, and combat Ohio’s high infant mortality rate... Read More →
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Mike Toman

The Success Group
Known for keen attention to detail and a grasp of such varied fields as criminal justice, health care and organizational budgeting processes, Mike has been with The Success Group since 2000. Prior to joining Success, Mike spent five years as a senior policy analyst with the County... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Union Station Ballroom C 400 North High Street, Columbus, OH, USA


Breakout Session: Ohio’s Energy and Environmental Policy: A Look Back & A Look Forward
In this session, some of Ohio's top energy and environmental experts  will reflect on Ohio's past energy and environmental policy and examine where Ohio is headed in the years to come.

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Rick Ayish

The Success Group
Rick has earned a reputation during his more than 40 years of government experience as a knowledgeable governmental affairs and political strategist with extensive experience in health care, insurance and environmental regulation in Ohio. He founded Ohio Capitol Policy Consultants... Read More →
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Craig Butler

Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
In 2014, Governor Kasich appointed Craig W. Butler as director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. He previously served as the Assistant Policy Director for Energy, Agriculture and the Environment in Governor Kasich’s administration. A public servant of more than 24 years... Read More →
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Matthew Evans

President, Boich Companies
Matthew joined Boich Companies in 2001 and leads the company’s activities in the energy and utility space. He also serves as an interface between Boich Companies and several of the nation’s utilities. Mr. Evans will have an increased leadership role as the company continues to... Read More →
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Asim Haque

Chairman/CEO, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Haque was appointed to the PUCO by Governor John R. Kasich in 2013 and reappointed in 2016. He has testified before members of the Ohio General Assembly, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and has educated regulators abroad through partnerships with the U.S. Agency for International... Read More →
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Jennifer Lynch

Principal, Remington Road Group
Lynch brings 20 years of experience in legislative and regulatory affairs, with a focus on energy and agriculture policy. Lynch served as the policy advisor to former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland on regulatory matters, including energy and the environment. Lynch also served as legislative... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency Columbus, Taft CD Hyatt Regency Columbus, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA


Breakout Session: Preparing for the Economy of Tomorrow
During this panel, attendees will hear experts with Blockchain Cleveland, The City of Columbus, The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, and Bird Rides discuss what Ohio's changing economy might look like.  

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Elizabeth Brown

Councilmember, City of Columbus
Elizabeth Brown was elected in November of 2015 to Columbus City Council. In addition to serving on Council, Brown is the Executive Director of the Ohio Women’s Public Policy Network. Councilmember Brown’s focus on Columbus City Council is to fight for broad-based economic prosperity... Read More →
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Randy Cole

Executive Director, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission
Randy has served as Turnpike Director since December 2014. He previously served for 4 years as Controlling Board President and Policy Advisor to the Ohio Office of Budget and Management. He is a member of the Advisory Board of DriveOhio and the Board of Directors of the International... Read More →
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Dan McCarthy

President, The Success Group
Within The Success Group, Dan McCarthy is responsible for the firm’s day-to-day business operations. While he has an extensive background in health care issues, Dan serves a broad array of clients in transportation, telecommunications and other fields. He began developing his well-tested... Read More →
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Bernie Moreno

President, Bernie Moreno Companies
While he built the largest-volume collection of luxury dealerships in the Midwest, Bernie also diversified his business with start-ups and acquisitions, including Hotcards, Dryver, Votem, Ownum, Drive Options, Flight Plan and others. Bernie serves in leadership capacities with organizations... Read More →
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Sam Reed

Director of Government Relations, Bird Rides
Sam Reed joined The Ingram Group in 2012 as a Strategic Consultant after serving as the former staff attorney to U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper. During his tenure in Washington, D.C., Reed utilized his intellectual property expertise to shape the Congressman’s music industry policy... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency Columbus, Taft AB Hyatt Regency Columbus, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA