Legislative Training at Capital Conference

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Date: 11.14.2022, 9:30 a.m.

Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus, Room Taft C | 350 N High St | Columbus, OH 43215

Cost: $0  


OASBO will be hosting a Legislative Advocacy Training during OSBA's Capital Conference on Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Hyatt Regency Columbus Taft C Room! You do not have to be registered for the Capital Conference to attend this training.

Participants will learn the ins & outs of preparing and delivering testimony on behalf of their district. Participants will be provided with tools to develop effective written testimony and hear from a panel of their experienced peers.

We will be providing resources to help attendees get a head start on advocating for their district this budget cycle! To tie things together, participants will witness a mock hearing with some special guests. Join us for this comprehensive legislative training!

Katie Johnson, Esq.

Deputy Executive Director, OASBO

Katie Johnson is the Deputy Executive Director of Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO). As Deputy Executive Director, Katie serves as the advocacy lead for the association and as in-house legal counsel, keeping staff and members abreast of legal and regulatory compliance issues in school business. In addition, she develops curriculum to support OASBO’s strategic plan and the Ohio school business profession.

Prior to joining OASBO, Katie represented school districts as a public finance attorney, focusing her practice on serving as bond counsel and underwriter's counsel in debt and lease financings and as general counsel for Ohio political subdivisions. Specifically, Katie worked with school districts on bond issues, note issues, leases, tax levies, public records and other matters of concern to school business officials.

Katie also serves on boards and committees focused on public finance, including serving as a member on the Finance and Appropriations Committee for Columbus City School District, as Treasurer of the Confluence Community Authority, and as President of the Ohio Chapter of Women in Public Finance. 

Erik Roush

Policy & Govt Affairs, Columbus City Schools

Dr. Erik Roush has been with Columbus City Schools since July 2013, and he has served as lead in Policy and Government Affairs since January 2015.  In this capacity, he is responsible for advocating on behalf of the district before local, state, and federal authorities. Dr. Roush is also responsible for the district's internal policies and administrative guidelines. 

Dr. Roush currently holds a School Business Manager's license. Dr. Roush holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration from Ohio University and a Ph.D. in Education Policy and Leadership from the Ohio State University.

Jared Bunting

CFO/Treasurer, Trimble Local Schools

Jared is the Treasurer/CFO of the Trimble Local School District. He is a Past President/Chair of the Southern Valley OASBO Chapter/Committee, Vice-Chair of the OASBO Legislative Committee, OASBO Foundation Board Member and Co-Chair of the Distribution subcommittee for the Cupp/Patterson Fair School Funding Workgroup. Jared is also an ASBO Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations.

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Legislative Training at Capital Conference
11/14/2022 at 9:00 AM (EST)   |  180 minutes
11/14/2022 at 9:00 AM (EST)   |  180 minutes
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