2017 Ohio Public Leader Fellows

Ohio Public Leaders: Inside State and Local Government

The Ohio Public Leaders program provides students with a practical, co-curricular experience that enhances their understanding of the inner-workings of state and local government institutions. Students emerge prepared for success in the arena of public leadership while host organizations benefit from engaging with outstanding young talent.

The Ohio Public Leaders accepted into this program receive paid fellowships ($1,000-$5,000) and are selectively assigned to state or local government institutions or to related public or non-profit agencies throughout Ohio. The fellowships support special projects that are designed to meet the needs of partner agencies and the professional interests of Ohio Public Leaders.

With the support of the OPL Advisory Board, faculty, and professional mentors, our students may complete their Ohio Public Leader fellowship during a regular 15-week fall or spring academic semester, during a six-week Miami summer semester, or during the three-week winter session. To date, 41 Miami University students have been awarded Ohio Public Leader Fellowships.

OPL Advisory Board:

Bradley M. Bundy
Associate Vice President &
Director of Development,
Miami University
Andrew M. Dudas '05
Sr. Management Analyst,
Office of Budget & Evaluation,
City of Cincinnati
Nick A. Selvaggio '88
Champaign County
Court of Common Pleas
Megan Statt-Blake '03
Assistant Director of Community Development,
City of Wyoming
Tim Ingram
Health Commissioner,
Hamilton County Public Health
Cheryl Subler '91
Managing Directory, Policy,
County Commissioners Association of Ohio
Kim Cutlip
Executive Director,
Scioto Foundation
Dana McDaniel '87
City Manager
City of Dublin
Patrick Titterington '87
Director of Public Safety & Services,
City of Troy
Timothy S. Derickson '84
Executive Director,
Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
Rick Platt '89
President and CEO,
Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority
J. Christopher Woolard '01
Director of Accountability
Ohio Department of Education
Mike Dittoe '05
Communications Director/
Policy Advisor,
Office of Speaker, Ohio House
Karen Ryan '95
Director, Government Relations,
Convergys Corporation

The Ohio Public Leaders Fellowship is an initiative of the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs housed within the Department of Political Science.

2017 Ohio Public Leader Fellows:

Dylan Bentley Jeff Gord
Jacob Bruggeman Deanna Krokos
Lexi Burney Nathan Mandrell
Kyle Chance Lindsey McCready
David Colston Natalie Roberts
Libby Edgar Amanda Smith
Lauren Elliott Dexter Wright

2016 Ohio Public Leader Fellows:

Brian Beaudry Kyle Mortimer
Riley Cook Natalie Roberts
Libby Edwards Kevin Schrock
Addie Fries Olivia Vandervoort
Colin Greig Kelsi White

2015 Ohio Public Leader Fellows:

Madison Berry Caren Kay
Haley Bodager Paige Melton
Brent Centers Ryan Muzzarelli
Jonathan Fox Kevin Schrock
Allison Hall Anna Swanson

2014 Ohio Public Leader Fellows:

Alyssa Deis Alex Tirrell
Aubrey Hale Justin Waugh
Ally Kohler Blake Woodward
Tim Mangold

2013 Ohio Public Leader Fellows:

John Stefanski Laura Wojtys