Central Ohio Labor  Employment Relations Association
Invites you to the COLERA 2017-2018 Luncheon/Speaker Program
Enjoy time networking and catching up.

The Continuing COLERA Luncheon Series occurs on the third Tuesdays of the month.

Guest Speaker for September 2017  Luncheon

Mike Curtin is retired from The Dispatch Printing Company, after a 38-year career as reporter, editor and associate publisher for The Columbus Dispatch. He also served as president, chief operating officer and vice-chairman of The Dispatch Printing Company. During much of his newspaper career, Curtin specialized in the coverage of state and local government, public policy, and electoral politics. He is the co-author of The Ohio Politics Almanac, now in its 3rd edition, published by Kent State University Press. Following his retirement from The Dispatch, Curtin served two terms (2013-2016) in the Ohio House of Representatives, elected from the 17th District, serving the West and South sides of Columbus.  Curtin currently serves on the boards of The Mount Carmel Foundation, the Columbus International Visitors Council, and the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority. He previously served on the boards of the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation, the YMCA of Central Ohio, the Mount Carmel Health System, the Mount Carmel College of Nursing, the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Columbus, the Ohio Newspaper Association, and Prevent Blindness Ohio. Curtin is a native of Columbus, and a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Journalism (1973). He and his wife Sharon Curtin have two children and four grandchildren.  He is a licensed umpire for the Ohio High School Athletic Association, and umpires high-school baseball and fast-pitch softball games throughout central Ohio.

Guest Speaker for October 2017  Luncheon

Monica Moll was named The Ohio State University’s Director of Public Safety in October of 2016. She is responsible for the direction of OSU’s Police Division, Communications & Security Technology, Emergency Management & Fire Prevention, Central Campus Security Services and Wexner Medical Center Security. Director Moll came to OSU from Bowling Green State University where she had served as Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police for six years. At BGSU she was responsible for the direction of the BGSU Police Department, the Office of Emergency Management, Parking Services, and Shuttle Services. Prior joining BGSU, Ms. Moll was a Lieutenant in the Kent State University Police Department. During her 14 years at KSU, she served as the shift commander, CIT officer, crisis negotiator for the Metro SWAT Team, community policing liaison, basic police academy instructor, and investigator. She also taught undergraduate policing courses as an adjunct professor.  Director Moll completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work at The University of Akron. She has both a Master of Public Administration degree and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Kent State University. Ms. Moll is also a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College, the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program, and the 238th session of the FBI National Academy.

Guest Speaker for November 2017  Luncheon

Cristina Muñoz Nedrow started her career with the United Nations, working with the International Labor Organization on the US ratification of International Labor Standards. Cristina also served as an economist for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in the Research for Organizing Department in Washington DC. She then spent 14 years working for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers first as an Economist, then as a Grand Lodge Representative in charge of organizing, negotiations, and coordinating NLRB cases for 12 states. Cristina currently works for the OEA as a Regional Director in the southwest and northwest Ohio and is the liaison for Education Support Professionals and the OEA LBGTQ caucus.   Cristina is originally from New York City and holds dual citizenship with the USA and Chile. Cristina has a Masters in Political Science/Public policy from Brown University and a BA in Economics from The City College of New York. Cristina has been awarded “Latina of the Year” by the Latin American Labor Council for her work in organizing Latino workers. Cristina is married and has two children, Kaeli and Brianna. Her passion lies in advocating and working with children in Ohio’s foster care system.

Attorney Matthew Whitman is the Director of Member Legal Services for the Ohio Education Association. Attorney Whitman has been involved in Ohio public sector labor and employment law for almost a decade. He began his career with the State Employment Relations Board, helping in the Hearings and Research sections. He then moved on to represent public employers in private practice for three years. Now, Attorney Whitman assists over 120,000 teachers and school support professionals in matters ranging from fringe benefits to criminal liability for on-the-job situations. Attorney Whitman graduated, cum laude, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law with an emphasis on labor and employment issues. He is also a magna cum laude graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

Guest Speaker for December 2017 Luncheon

Laura Shepard began her career as a Commissioner in 2005 with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). Ms. Shepard is involved in the mediation of new and existing collective bargaining agreements for a variety of organizations in the private, public and federal sectors. Commissioner Shepard has worked with various groups in manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, education, police and fire, and municipalities. She has been involved in attempting to resolve a variety of work stoppages that affected musicians, bus drivers, foundry workers, auto mechanics, and teachers. Commissioner Shepard has served as a neutral in the resolution of grievance mediations, Equal Employment Opportunity disputes, discharge cases and a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) cases. She has mediated disputes for various private organizations, public sector, and federal agencies. She has been selected to be a mediator coach and she is also an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Counselor for FMCS. Ms. Shepard frequently acts as a trainer or facilitator in the areas of communication, interest-based problem-solving, interest-based bargaining, steward/supervisor relationships, labor management committees, meeting effectiveness and trust building. She has presented training for the United Steelworkers (USW), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), students in the Master’s Program at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, as well as for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security in China.

Prior to joining FMCS, Commissioner Shepard was a labor relations specialist for the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) from March 1998 to April 2005. She was the chief negotiator for several nurses’ units, whose members ranged from 6 to 2,000 employees. Further, she administered collective bargaining agreements, handled grievances and arbitrations, and participated on labor-management committees. Ms. Shepard graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in business administration.  She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, now known as Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. She is a current member of COLERA and has been a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Columbus Bar Association. Prior to joining FMCS, Ms. Shepard was a labor relations specialist for the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) from March 1998 to April 2005. She was the chief negotiator for several nurses’ units, whose members ranged from 6 to 2,000 employees. Further, she administered collective bargaining agreements, handled grievances and arbitrations, and participated on labor-management committees.

Commissioner Shepard graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in business administration.  She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, now known as Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. She is a current member of COLERA and has been a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Columbus Bar Association.

Guest Speaker for January 2018 Luncheon

Professor L. Camille Hebert is a recognized scholar on workplace privacy who has literally written the book on the subject.  She will be discussing the trends in employee monitoring with a focus on modern-day technological approaches to workplace monitoring and its intersection with privacy laws and ethics. Professor L. Camille Hebert received her B.A. from Kansas State University and her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.  She has taught at The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law since 1988, where she teaches Employment Discrimination Law, Employment Law, Labor Law, and Employee Benefits.  She writes and presents extensively in the areas of discrimination, including sexual harassment, and employee privacy.  Her book, Employee Privacy Law, was published in 1993 and is updated annually.

Guest Speaker for February 2018 Luncheon

Andrea Boxill of Mental Health and Addiction Services who will be discussing “Opioids in the Workplace.” Andrea Boxill is a highly experienced leader and team builder in behavioral healthcare with a record of achievement in judicial, community mental health and substance abuse programs at state and local levels.  As Deputy Director of the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Andrea monitors service delivery, assists in writing policy, interpret federal and state laws and regulations to ensure compliance and assists in coalition building to address the opioid epidemic across the state. Ms. Boxill will provide a  brief overview of the Drug-Free Workplace Act, and its application and expansion over the years to require drug-testing. She will discuss the history of the opioid epidemic, the signs and symptoms of the disease, and the interventions that have been executed by the state and can be implemented by employers through EAPs and with the cooperation of BWC.

Guest Speakers for March Luncheon

Our March speakers are Scott DiMauro, Melissa Cropper, and Christopher Mabe. Our Panelists will examine the case from the perspective of some of Ohio’s largest public employee unions and provide participants with insights on how unions are organizing in preparation for the court’s decision.  Scott DiMauro is the OEA Vice President in 2013.  He chairs the OEA Legislative Committee and works with OEA’s Government Relations staff to represent educators in the legislature and State Board of Education. Melissa Cropper is the President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers. Ms. Cropper serves on the Ohio AFL-CIO’s Executive Board. She is Secretary-Treasurer of We Are Ohio, a member of the Board for UHCAN, Progress Ohio and Policy Matters Ohio, on the steering committee for Advocates for Ohio’s Future, and on the Columbus Business Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Christopher Mabe is a Corrections Sergeant at the Lorain Correctional Institution and has served as OCSEA President since 2011.  He was elected to the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) Board in 2014, giving labor a seat back at the pension table. He is an International Vice President of AFSCME International, an Ohio AFL-CIO Executive Board Member, as well as the Chair of We Are Ohio. He also occupies the prestigious labor seat on the Ohio Department of Veterans’ Services Committee.

Guest Speaker for April Luncheon

Our April Luncheon Speaker is Attorney Julie Davis of James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA who will review the key messages and actions that #MeToo is driving for all of the actors in the workplace.  The hashtags #MeToo and #TimesUp used on social media demonstrate the widespread sexual harassment in today’s workplace. However, unlike the court of public opinion, employers cannot make quick judgments but must comply with the provisions of its CBA, employee manual or other terms of employment. An employer has an obligation to all of its employees, both in terms of maintaining a safe workplace and in terms of not summarily discharging an employee based simply on a sexual harassment allegation. Due process becomes important for all parties.  Attorney Davis will explore the complex considerations regarding sexual harassment in the workplace,  consider the roles and obligations of all parties involved, and review the importance of investigations and due process in relation to workplace sexual harassment complaints.

Guest Speakers for the May Training Program:

Attorney Christopher Hogan will discuss recent cases and topics of vital importance to employers and employees: anxiety in the workplace; the latest from the EEOC on parental leave rights; and the Sixth Circuit’s recent holding that Title VII’s prohibition on sex description extends to discrimination based on sexual orientation.  He assists both public and private employers across the country in all manner of issues, including executive and staff employment matters, board and staff training, governance, and internal investigations.  Attorney Hogan has extensive experience dealing with labor unions, including negotiating and administering contracts, unfair labor practices, fact-finding, and conciliation, handling grievances, and trying arbitrations. Hogan represents public and private educational institutions across the country regarding faculty, staff and student matters, including compliance matters involving FERPA, Title IX, the Clery Act, and DOE/DOL audits. Hogan has particular experience with churches and church-related institutions.

Stephanie Pulliam is the Compensation and Benefits Manager for the Central Ohio Transit Authority, which is the regional public transit provider for greater Columbus and central Ohio.  Stephanie is responsible for the direction and administration of all employee benefits, COTA’s health and wellness programs and the compensation/classification system.  Stephanie also serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity Investigation Officer for COTA. Ms. Pulliam will present on their agency’s successful and popular employee wellness initiatives.  In 2012, COTA faced significant obstacles due to an unsustainable health insurance path. In the years since, COTA has put a new focus on the design of its health insurance plan, as well as current and potential challenges associated with the plan.  COTA now partners with Interactive Health, Inc. to offer comprehensive biometric screening to encourage a healthy lifestyle and awareness of personal health.   Ms. Pullman will discuss the screening benefits to employers and employees.

Central Ohio Labor  Employment Relations Association
Invites you to the COLERA 2016-2017 Luncheon/Speaker Program
Enjoy time networking and catching up at: 

The Continuing COLERA Luncheon Series occurs on the third Tuesdays of the month.

Guest Speaker  for September 2016 Luncheon

Dr. Herb Asher is currently Professor Emeritus of Political Science at The Ohio State University. He previously served as Counselor to the University President, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, and founding director of The John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy (now the Glenn College). Dr. Asher has worked for six University presidential administrations as an adviser and/or as leader of university government relations. He joined the Ohio State faculty in 1970 and continues to teach and write with a focus on campaigns and elections, polling and public opinion, and Ohio politics. Dr. Asher earned his degrees at Bucknell University (B.S. in mathematics) and the University of Michigan (M.A. and Ph.D. in political science). Dr. Asher is the author of numerous articles and books; the ninth edition of his book Polling and the Public will be published in 2016.  He is currently working on a history of Ohio State University during the second Gordon Gee administration. Dr. Asher currently serves as faculty adviser to several student organizations and is also a member of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, the Ohio Constitution Modernization Commission, the United Way of Central Ohio Public Policy Committee, the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of Hillel, and the Board of Trustees of Equality Ohio.

Guest Speaker for October 2016 Luncheon

 Carolyn T. Brommer is the Regional Director for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Region 4, where she supervises six field stations servicing Ohio, West Virginia and Northern Kentucky. Ms. Brommer joined FMCS in June 1998 as a Commissioner of Mediation. In that capacity, she mediated labor and employment disputes in the private, public and Federal sectors. She also trained and facilitated groups to improve the negotiations process and working relationships between labor and management. In addition to her normal duties as a Commissioner with FMCS, Ms. Brommer has undertaken various teaching/training roles for the FMCS Institute, Cleveland State University’s Labor Relations Center, local and national bar association CLE activities and national conferences.  She has served as the FMCS Government Fellow to the ABA’s ADR in Labor and Employment Committee of the Labor and Employment Section, and currently, serves on the Agency’s Arbitration Review Board. She received the FMCS “Director’s Award” for her work as a mediator in 2013. Prior to joining FMCS, Ms. Brommer was legal counsel for the United Rubber Workers International Union and continued in that role following a merger with the United Steelworkers (combined total 11 years). From 1985 to 1987, she worked for the City of Akron Law Department as an attorney in the civil division and as a prosecutor. Ms. Brommer graduated with honors from the College of Wooster with a major in sociology/ social work in 1981. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Akron School of Law in 1985. She has further studied as a master’s candidate at the School of Applied Social Science at Case Western Reserve University. Ms. Brommer has also been admitted to practice in numerous U.S. courts including the United States Supreme Court.  Prior to joining FMCS, Ms. Brommer served as Assistant General Counsel for an international union advising and representing unions in arbitration, litigation, and negotiation.  She received her undergraduate degree from the College of Wooster, and a JD from the University of Akron School of Law.

Guest Speaker for November 2016 Luncheon

Kimberly K. Jacobs entered the Columbus Division of Police in October 1979. This was only four years after the Division first started training women to work in Patrol. Chief Jacobs achieved many “firsts”:  she was the first woman in the Division to be promoted to Commander in 1995; to Deputy Chief in 2009; and, ultimately, to Chief of Police in 2012. As an officer, Chief Jacobs trained 7 recruits as a Field Training Officer.  Throughout her career, Chief Jacobs has been actively involved as an instructor at the Division’s Academy, and in numerous projects to improve operations in the Division of Police.  Among other accomplishments, Chief Jacobs helped to set up and start the Division’s Citizen Police Academy and was instrumental in the creation of a separate (internal) “Domestic Violence Report” when the new law went into effect in Ohio.  Chief Jacobs holds a BA in Sociology from The Ohio State University and was a 4-year letter winner for the OSU Women’s Track team. She is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) and the Certified Law Enforcement Executive program (CLEE). Chief Jacobs serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Family Safety and Healing, the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation, and is a member of the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council and Pride Council.

Guest Speaker for December 2016 Luncheon

R. Sean Grayson received his B.A. from The Ohio State University and his J.D. (cum laude) from The University of Toledo College of Law.  Mr. Grayson has served as the General Counsel of Ohio Council 8, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO for over twenty years. Ohio Council 8, AFSCME, AFL-CIO represents over 38,000 public and not-for-profit employees across the State of Ohio. Mr. Grayson’s practice has been devoted exclusively to union side labor and employment law in both the public and private sectors.  He has served as President and past-President of the Ohio Public Employees’ Lawyers Association; is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the AFL-CIO Lawyer Coordinating Committee.  In 2008, United States Senator Sherrod Brown appointed Mr. Grayson to serve as a member of The United States Senate Judicial Nominations Commission for the State of Ohio.  Ohio Governor Bob Taft appointed him in 2005 to serve as a member of the Ohio Civil Service Reform Commission.   Prior to that, he helped lead Ohio’s nonpartisan voting rights efforts.  As General Counsel, Mr. Grayson testified before both the Ohio Senate Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee and the Ohio House Commerce and Labor Committee as an opponent of Senate Bill 5. In his spare time, he is a frequent speaker at CLE programs and seminars devoted to his areas of practice.

Guest Speaker for January 2016 Luncheon


Daniel Good, Ph.D. (Dan Good) is the Superintendent of Columbus City Schools, Ohio’s largest school district, serving more than 52,000 students located in 110 schools. He was appointed to the position by the Columbus Board of Education in 2013 and has led the District to impressive academic gains in early education, grade-level literacy, and postsecondary opportunities for graduates. Under Dr. Good’s leadership, the District expanded its number of high-quality pre-kindergarten seats by 22% and led a nearly fifty-point turnaround on the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee, from 42% to 91%. His team has transformed career-technical education, with nearly a third of high school juniors and seniors taking courses in highly-skilled, in-demand job sectors, and more than tripled the amount of college credit students earn while still in high school.Prior to his service in Columbus City Schools, Dr. Good was the Superintendent of Westerville City Schools, in Westerville, Ohio, and the Wooster City Schools, in Wooster, Ohio. He also held key leadership positions within the Ohio Department Education and has been in the classroom as both a teacher and principal.Dr. Good earned his Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Education Theory and Practice from The Ohio State University; a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early and Middle Childhood Education from The Ohio State University.

Guest Speaker for February 2017 Luncheon

Floyd D. Weatherspoon is a Professor Emeritus at Capital University Law School where he teaches labor and employment-related courses, including arbitration and mediation. He has also served as the Associate Dean for ADR Programs, and Directors of Minority ADR Initiatives at Capital Law School. Professor Weatherspoon also serves as a neutral in complex commercial, labor, and employment disputes. He is nationally recognized as a highly-experienced labor and employment arbitrator.  He serves on several state and national arbitration rosters and panels, including the American Arbitration Association’s Labor and Employment Panels, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s (FMCS) Roster, and the National Mediation Board’s Arbitration Panel.  In addition to serving as a labor and employment arbitrator, he has served as a factfinder in several labor contract disputes. Professor Weatherspoon is also an Instructor for FMCS’s Training Institute for new labor arbitrators.  He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and serves on the Advisory Board of the American Arbitration Association.  His most recent book is entitled LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ARBITRATION, LEADING CASES & DECISIONS: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF ARBITRATION (Vandeplas Publishing, 2016). He has written other books on the impact of the justice system on minorities. Outside of his professional career, Professor Weatherspoon has served as a Big Brother with Big Brothers/Sisters of Columbus for more than ten years. He presently sings with the Harmony Choir of Columbus and is an avid record (vinyl) collector.

Guest Speaker for March 2017 Luncheon

David McCall is the Director of District 1 (Ohio) of the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (United Steelworkers) and a member of the Union’s International Executive Board.  Dave began his career with USWA Local Union 6787 at the Bethlehem Steel Burns Harbor plant located in Northwest Indiana. At the Local he held various administrative and contract compliance positions, in addition, he was instrumental in establishing the Local’s food bank and unemployment support committees. In 1985 Dave was appointed to the Union’s International Staff and in 1989 he was assigned as the Subdistrict Director for USWA District 31, Subdistrict 1 in Gary Indiana.  In 1997 he was appointed Assistant Director for USWA District 7 (Illinois and Indiana). Dave was appointed by the USWA International Executive Board as the Director of USWA District 1 in 1998 and has been re-elected as the District 1 Director in 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013.  He is also a Vice President of the Ohio State AFL/CIO.  In addition to his responsibilities as District Director and a Member of the USW International Executive Board, David also serves as the Secretary of the Union’s Constitution Committee and chairs the Union’s Negotiating Committees for ArcelorMittal, Republic Steel, TimkenSteel, Timken Company, and Graphics Packaging. Dave graduated the Labor Studies Program at Indiana University-Northwest (1973) and graduated from the Harvard University Trade Union Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1990).

Guest Speaker for March 2017 Luncheon

Michael Hunter practices private and public sector labor law with the Columbus, Ohio based firm of Hunter, Carnahan, Shoub, Byard & Harshman. He began his union involvement in 1973 when he was elected as a local union president. From 1977 to 1982 he worked as a staff representative for AFSCME Ohio Council 8. In 1985, he graduated magna cum laude from Capital University Law School and has been practicing union-side labor law since that time. He has practiced extensively before the NLRB and has represented unions and their members before NLRB Regional Offices in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburg, Baltimore, Winston-Salem, Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He testified before the National Labor Relations Board during the rulemaking process for its current election rules and has testified before Congress concerning NLRA issues in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. He is admitted to practice before the state courts of Ohio, the United States District Courts for the Southern and the Northern Districts in Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  He is a member of the Columbus, the Ohio, and the American Bar Associations, the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the Ohio Public Employee Lawyers Association and the ABA Committee on Practice and Procedure before the National Labor Relations Board.

Guest Speaker for April 2017 Luncheon

The one constant in the workplace is changing. Mr. Duco will share his insights on how the pace of change will impact conflict resolution in the workplace of the future. He will also share his thoughts on the need to manage change. Michael P. Duco is currently the Manager of Labor Relations for the City of Columbus, the 15th largest city in the US. The City of Columbus has six Labor Agreements and approximately 8000 employees. He previously was with the State of Ohio’s Office Collective Bargaining where he served in a variety of positions.  Mike has over 30 years of experience as a Labor Relations Professional. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BSBA in Labor and Human Resources. He is also a Graduate of Capital Law School.  Mike says he fell in love with the Labor Relations profession because he has a passion for solving problems and resolving the conflict.

Guest Speaker  for May 2017 Luncheon

Professor Wilson is an Emeritus Professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he has taught labor law, education law, education policy, education history, employment law, legal negotiations, civil procedure, federal courts, appellate advocacy, and evidence for the past 35 years.  He has been a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Prior to joining the OSU faculty, Wilson practiced labor law and labor litigation with the New York City law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell.  He is a summa cum laude graduate of the New York University School of Law and was a law clerk for Chief Judge David T. Lewis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  Wilson has negotiated dozens of collective bargaining agreements, including being part of the Ohio Office of Collective Bargaining team that negotiated the first contract with AFSCME covering almost 40,000 Ohio state employees in 1985.  In addition, he has tried dozens of jury trials. Wilson’s passion is public education.  In addition to teaching his education courses, he has been a Worthington City Schools school board member since 2007.  Wilson is currently on the National School Boards Association’s Board of Directors.  In addition to being a NSBA Director, he is Treasurer and serves on the Board of the National School Boards Action Center.  In 2013, Wilson was President of the Ohio School Boards Association.  He is a frequent speaker and panelist on education policy and education law. At OSU, he has served as Chair of the Athletic Council, as chair of the Student-Athlete Well-being Committee, as University Senator, on the Executive Committee of AAUP, as University Senate Parliamentarian, and as Special Counsel to the Executive Committee of the National Coalition of Intercollegiate Athletics.  Besides public education, Wilson’s hobbies include University of Kansas basketball and listening to R & B music, especially the songs of R & B singer Charlie Wilson.