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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Politics Session [clear filter]
Thursday, November 8


A Reflection on Campaign 2018: The Political Analysis
In this session, two of Ohio’s mayors and some of Ohio’s top political consultants will reflect on the 2018 campaign season, the outcome of Election Day, and where Ohio is headed.

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Kevin DeWine

Principal, CBD Advisors
Kevin DeWine is a partner at CBD Advisors where his extensive knowledge of government affairs allows him to lead his clients to successful outcomes. DeWine served four terms in the Ohio House of Representatives. There, he rose to the chamber’s 2nd-highest position as Speaker Pro... 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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Lydia Mihalik

Mayor, City of Findlay
Lydia Mihalik is the 55th Mayor of Findlay, the #1 Micropolitan in the Nation for the past four years. She assumed office as the first female Mayor of Findlay in 2012. Mayor Mihalik is a 2010 graduate of the Jo Ann Davidson Leadership Institute, a board member of the Ohio Mayor's... Read More →
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Aaron Pickrell

Principal, Remington Road Group
Pickrell has served as a leader in national, state, and local campaigns. In 2012, Politico included him in their “50 Politicos to Watch”, and Campaigns and Elections Magazine named Pickrell as one of the leading political influencers in the consulting business in Ohio. Pickrell... Read More →
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Nan Whaley

Mayor, City of Dayton
Mayor Nan Whaley was first elected to the Dayton City Commission in 2005. She was the youngest women ever chosen for a commission seat. Whaley was elected mayor of Dayton in 2013, and in 2017 she was re-elected without opposition, a first in Dayton's history. As mayor, she has focuses... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Union Station Ballroom AB 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215


Election 2018: The Media's Observations
Experts in journalism and reporting  will share their thoughts on Election Day results and what role media has played in the 2018 election season.

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Laura Bischoff

Statehouse Reporter, Dayton Daily News
Laura Bischoff has worked for the Dayton Daily News since 1995 and focuses on state and federal government. She has been assigned to the Statehouse bureau since 2001 and has broken stories on the public pension funds, Ohio State University, Ohio Medicaid and politicians of all stripes... Read More →
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Jenny Camper

Principal, Lesic & Camper Communications
With more than 25 years of experience in statewide media relations, government, campaigns, and strategic communications, Jenny Camper’s Columbus office works with corporations, non-profits, national and state associations, issues campaigns, and government agencies. The firm’s... Read More →
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Michael Douglas

Editorial Page Editor, Akron Beacon Journal
Michael Douglas joined the Akron Beacon Journal in 1983 as an editorial writer. He worked for a time as a reporter for the newspaper. He returned to the editorial board in 1991, becoming the Chief Editorial Writer in May of that year. In 1999, Douglas assumed his current position... Read More →
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Jim Siegel

Statehouse Reporter, The Columbus Dispatch
A newspaper reporter for 23 years, Jim Siegel has spent the last 19 of those covering state government for Gannett Newspapers, the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Columbus Dispatch. Since joining the Dispatch in 2005, he has focused on the policy and politics of the Ohio General Assembly... Read More →
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Julie Carr Smyth

Statehouse Correspondent, The Associated Press
Julie Carr Smyth has covered the Ohio Statehouse since 2000, first as a legislative and investigative reporter for The Plain Dealer of Cleveland and, since 2006, as Statehouse Correspondent for The Associated Press. Her previous work includes stints at The Orlando Sentinel and The... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Union Station Ballroom AB 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215