Director of Operations and Education
Jennifer joined the CEAO team in May 2012 bringing with her over 20 years’ experience in meetings and conferences, sales, customer service, and training. Jennifer’s background includes employment with Marriott Hotels, Red Roof Inns, the Ohio State Park Lodges and Conference Centers, the Ohio Travel Association and the Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Ohio State University and is a member of the Ohio Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE). Jennifer is the primary contact for CEAO conferences and events and she manages the day-to-day projects and functions of the office.
Membership and Program Coordinator
Alli joined the CEAO staff in June 2015. She has a background in the service industry as a server and trainer. Alli graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.A. in Public Affairs and a concentration in community organization and civic engagement. Her responsibilities for CEAO include content management of the website, copywriting, and support for member programs, projects and conferences.
Membership and Marketing Assistant
Sara joined the CEAO staff in August of 2016. She has a background in tutoring and mentoring Student-Athletes from The Ohio State University. Sara graduated from The Ohio State University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education with a specialization in Sport Industry and has a Minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. She provides administrative support for CEAO by assisting with conferences, the supporting membership program and general office duties.
CSTP/LBR Program Manager
Michele started with CEAO in July of 2004 as the CSTP/LBR Program Manager. Her primary responsibility is to work with the CSTP/LBR Committee and ODOT to administer the CSTP and LBR programs. This includes ensuring that projects are selected in accordance with program criteria, that projects are delivered according to schedule, and that the programs remain fiscally balanced. Prior to joining the CEAO, she worked for six years in the environmental office of ODOT, District 7. Michele has a Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry with a second major in History from the University of Dayton. She also has an MBA with a concentration in Project Management from Wright State University.
Tom graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1978 after earning a B.A. degree from Ohio University in 1975. He has worked for both the legislative and executive branches of state government over the past 30 years. He began his career in public service with the Legislative Service Commission and most recently served as Clerk and Deputy Clerk for the Ohio House of Representatives. Mr. Sherman also worked for the Department of Natural Resources, Office of Budget and Management, Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, and the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. In addition, he has worked as an attorney in the private sector representing various nonprofit and other organizations.
Bridge QA/QC Engineer
Mark Stockman graduated Cum Laude from the University of Toledo in 1979 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was a Deputy Engineer with Henry County, a Bridge Engineer with Paulding County and worked as Street Maintenance Engineer for the City of Columbus. He then served as the Paulding County Engineer from 1992-2004. He then went to Allen County as Chief Deputy Engineer and in 2009 went to work for CEAO as the Federal Bridge QA/QC Engineer.
Michael T. Evans is an accomplished Government Affairs Consultant with 8+ years of lobbying experience in advocating and advising trade associations and elected officials with interests at the local, state and federal government levels. Michael has a proven ability to implement good public policies and procedures, enhance productivity, and increase efficiency. She has a consistent record of growing Political Action Committees (PAC) while increasing grassroots operations statewide. Michael is experienced in local & state coalition building, budget management, advocacy, marketing, nonprofit charitable giving, and customer service. Her education includes a M.B.A – Specialization in Project Management from Ashland University, Post Graduate Degree – Certified Paralegal from Capital University Law School, and a B.S. in Communication from Ohio University.