DEC Jelly Presenters

2018

August

Lt. Col. (Ret) Kathy Lowrey Gallowitz

Lt. Col. (Ret) Kathy Lowrey Gallowitz

Jelly Presenter

Kathy Lowrey Gallowitz is career Air Force Veteran who served as a Public Affairs Officer and Nurse. It was her life’s calling to design and lead a never-been-done before outreach office for the Ohio National Guard to educate and engage civilians in support of troops and their families. While not serving in uniform, Gallowitz established and managed Buckeye Sports and Orthopedic Specialists. She was the President of the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce and on the founding board of the Pickerington Violet Festival. Masters degrees in Nursing and Political Science frame her practice and perspectives. Through her for-profit social enterprise, Vanguard Veteran, she is leading the “Veteran Champion” movement to connect civilians with Veterans and their families in mutually-beneficial ways. She trains emerging civilian leaders and transitioning Veterans how to develop their leadership skills, initiates projects to narrow the military-civilian divide and broaden support to Veterans.

Brett Thornton

Brett Thornton

Jelly Presenter

A resourceful facilitator for startup company owners, Porter Wright partner Brett Thornton helps entrepreneurs with the multitude of formation, growth and business operational issues confronting early stage companies, such as capitalization, fundraising, third-party vendor relationships, contractual agreement review, securities law and due diligence. Assisting clients through all stages, Brett connects entrepreneurs with proven industry leaders to help establish their business profile, advises as companies expand, and works to ensure owners exit on their own terms.

Jonathon Vinocur

Jonathon Vinocur

Jelly Presenter

Jonathon is a partner in the Early Stage & Emerging Companies group at Thompson Hine LLP. He spends all of his time working with high-growth, emerging technology companies and their investors, which include venture capital funds, economic development organizations, angel investors and public and private companies that make venture-style investments. He advises company-side clients from their pre-startup stages, through formation and funding, to exit, and he specializes in preserving value for founders where excessively complex capitalization structures need to be reconciled with investors’ return objectives. The companies with which Jonathon works are primarily software, hardware and medical device companies that sell into a wide array of industries.

Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Jelly Presenter

Alex is legal counsel to privately held companies, focusing on tech and software startups. He helps clients with capital raising, commercializing and protecting intellectual property, e-commerce, and mergers & acquisitions. He is also a member of Ohio TechAngel Funds IV and V. Alex’s law firm, Dickinson Wright, has 18 offices in the United States and Canada.

Paula Brooks

Paula Brooks

Inner Circle Presenter

Paula Brooks is a high-performance leader with unique private and public sector expertise. Leadership skills for strategic alignment, enterprise development and management, finance, and development. Paula is a former member of the Franklin County, Ohio Board of Commissioners, as served three (3) United States Presidential administrations, and is now the Director: Investment Committee Chair, Executive & Nominating Committee Member of the Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company.

Melissa Mirenda

Melissa Mirenda

Inner Circle Moderator

Melissa Mirenda, holds a B.F.A. from The Ohio State University in graphic arts and advertising and founded Executive Search Associates in March of 2002. With over 30 years of business experience in advertising, sales, marketing consulting, training, and recruiting. Melissa also has five years of career coaching experience, helping hundreds with job transitions. Additionally, she has sixteen years of experience in owning and operating a search firm.

July

Darla King

Inner Circle Presenter

Matthew Byrne

Inner Circle Moderator

June

Jerome Jones

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Sue Johnson

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Rachel Roman

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Lora Zotter

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Jon Waters

Inner Circle Presenter

Matt Adams

Inner Circle Moderator

May

Thalia Amador

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Rick Coplin

DEC Inner Circle Speaker

Ken Lazar

Inner Circle Moderator

April

Patrick Murphy

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Dawn Dickson

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Ken Wentworth

Inner Circle Presenter

Chris Borja

Inner Circle Moderator

March

Tonya Wilson

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David Bergeron

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Will Zell

Inner Circle Speaker

February

Erika Boll

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Michael Bowers

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Ray Leto

Inner Circle Speaker

Dave Guza

Inner Circle Speaker

Jason Ault

Inner Circle Speaker

Zack Griffin

Inner Circle Speaker

Jinji Yu

Inner Circle Speaker

January

Michael Bowers

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Jeff Shick

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2017

Michael Bowers

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Andrea J. Ewing

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Mike McCann

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Heather Harmon

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Rick Coplin

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Nancy Stoll

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Michael Kindrat-Pratt

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Bob Wiggins

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Bill Troy

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Ron Docie

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Karen Brown

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Kristy Campbell

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Janis Mitchell

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Kwame Christian

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Roberta Winch

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Parker MacDonell

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Chad Willett

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Jeff Hutton

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Anthony Reynolds

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Ryan Frederick

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Matt Byrne

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Janis Mitchell

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Tony Trippe

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Alicia Oddi

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Doug Wanamaker

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Dr Dana Winchester

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David Cain

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Dan Costello

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Brian Pitzer

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Greg Pugh

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Craig Howell

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Eileen Guan

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Frederick Adenuga

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Kary Oberbrunner

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Bryan Driscoll

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Ryan Helon

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Alisha Nesline Shaw

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Tyler Abrams

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Shaun Young

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Olga Gerchik

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Connie Chwan

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Jason Dhir

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Matt Veryser

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