2023 Workforce Summit

July 25, 2023

Time: from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Venue: Columbus Public Library, 

Address: 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 



Join us on July 25, 2023 at the Columbus Public Library for a conversation surrounding Ohio’s evolving needs in the specialized workforce arena along with state programs to assist employers looking to upskill, reskill, and maintain their workforce.

Please feel free to contact Lindsey Perkins with any questions at (614) 629-0911.



11:00 am  – Registration opens – box lunches available to grab at check-in 

11:30 am – Welcome from Steve Stivers, CEO, Ohio Chamber of Commerce & Wendy Peterson, Program Manager, Google Data Centers Workforce Development, Google

11:50 am – Keynote speaker - Lt. Governor Jon Husted

12:30 pm – Networking and exhibition visitation

1:00 pm – Opening panel – Utilizing Inter-Industry Partnerships for Complex Challenges 

  • Brad Richey, Vice President, Construction Executive New Albany Data Center, Turner Construction
  • Sara Tracey, Managing Director of Workforce Services, Ohio Manufacturers' Association 
  • Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary, Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Eric Leach, Deputy Director, Ohio Office of Workforce Transformation
  • Wendy Peterson, Google Data Centers Workforce Development, Google
  • Moderator: Jaclyn DeCicco, Data Center Global Workforce Development, Google

2:00 pm – Breakout sessions – Barriers to Entry 

  • Under-skilled/Up-skilling/Re-skilling
    • Emily Fabiano, Founder, Workmorphis
    • Audra Kammerer, Lead Learning & Development Specialist, EW Scripps
    • Rick Szabrak, Director, Fairfield County Department of Economic and Workforce Development
    • Cassie Maschhoff, Workforce Development and Strategic Partnerships, Grow with Google
  • Second Chance Hiring/Nontraditional Pipelines
    • John Rush Manager CleanTurn Enterprises
    • Leland Bass, CEO, Creating Central Ohio Futures
    • Nell Todd, Deloitte Consulting 
    • Ryan Burgess, President and CEO, Goodwill Ohio
  • Veteran and Military Employment
    • Marnie Holder, Veterans Concierge Services Director, National Veterans Memorial and Museum
    • A-Jayy Orr, Founder, Ohio Veterans Chamber
    • Manika Williams, Ohio National Guard
    • Stacey Falardeau, Talent Acquisition Director, Cardinal Health

3:00 pm – Breakout sessions – Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Today’s Workforce 

  • Employer-led Healthcare Solutions
    • Josh Dunsby, VP of Client Advocacy & Consultant Relations, One Medical
    • Shane Wolverton, Head of Business Development, AndHealth
    • Ann Beauchamp, Benefits Sr. Consultant, Cardinal Health
    • Michelle Scaggs, Director of Human Resources, Bellisio Foods
  • Prioritizing Workforce Cultures and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Matt Baker, Vice President - Corporate Affairs, The Superior Group
    • Andrea Mazzocco, Manager, Deloitte Services
  • Childcare, Transportation and Infrastructure Solutions
    • Ryan McManus, President and CEO, Share Mobility
    • Bruce Madson, Former Senior Labor Policy Adviser, ODJFS
    • Brian Young, Director, Government Affairs Charter

4:00 pm – Closing panel – Building a Foundation for Workforce Sustainment – Education/Pipeline Transformation

  • Milton Vaughn Ruffin, Ph.D. Principal/Director, Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center
  • K.L. Allen, Chancellor, WGU
  • Dee Smith, Executive Director, The Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education
  • Moderator: Mike Duffey, Senior Vice Chancellor, Ohio Department of Higher Education

5:00 pm – Event concludes

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