January 2, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Career Week | Alumni Share Career Successes with Students, Feb. 1

Ohio University alumni will discuss their career successes during an Arts & Sciences Alumni Career Panel on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 2 to 3 p.m., Baker Theatre.

The panel is part of Arts & Sciences Career & Networking Week. The alumni also will be networking with College of Arts & Sciences students (graduate and undergraduate) who RSVP for a Feb. 1 Alumni & Student Networking Reception (and get free business cards).

Alumni Career Panelists

David Levy, portrait

David Levy

David P. Levy ’78, Mathematics

David P. Levy, of Hilliard, Ohio, graduated summa cum laude in 1978 from the College of Arts & Sciences with a B.S. in Mathematics. He spent most of his career in information technology, working for the American Chemical Society in Columbus, leading software engineering departments developing and operating systems to facilitate chemical information discovery for researchers, and in the creation and publishing of the ACS’ library of more than 50 scholarly journals. Levy also led teams supporting global information services and providing customer help desk and technical support.

In retirement, Levy now works as a part-time consultant to the ACS. He has volunteered for many years for the Pedal-with-Pete Foundation, helping to run one of its charity bike rides that raises money for cerebral palsy research, and he served on the board and as president of a large, local non-profit organization providing outdoor activities and education. Levy indulges in his passion for road cycling whenever and wherever possible.

Levy was elected to the Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees in 2016, noting at the time, “I am very motivated to help make an education at OU available to more students, providing them with a chance to learn and grow as a person, as I did, at this fine institution.” Also see “A Little Help Goes a Long Way” about the David P Levy and Catherine A Levy Scholarship.

Lisa Maatz, portrait

Lisa Maatz

Lisa Maatz ’89 Sociology and Political Science, WGSS

Ohio University alum Lisa Maatz is a much-respected policy adviser and advocate for women and girls in Washington, D.C., and also at OHIO.

Maatz graduated from OHIO in 1989 with an A.B. in Sociology and Political Science (Pre-Law), in addition to earning a Women’s Studies Certificate.

As the American Association of University Women’s former top policy adviser, she worked to advance AAUW’s priority issues on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and in coalition with other organizations from 2003 to 2017. During that time, she also spent 16 months serving concurrently as the interim director of the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund.

David A. Wolfort, portrait

David A. Wolfort

David A. Wolfort ’74 Government

David A. Wolfort ’74, President of Olympic Steel, among the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Alumni, became a founding member of the college’s Notable Alumni in October. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Government, with Honors.

Wolfort joined Olympic Steel, headquartered in Cleveland, in 1984 and has been in the steel industry since 1974. He was a member of the Ohio University Board of Trustees and served as chair of the trustees for 2016-17.

Wolfort has had a special relationship with OHIO since he entered as a freshman in 1970. Having come to OHIO “sight-unseen,” he  became the first person in his family to earn a college degree, and he attributes much of his success in the business world to the diversified education that the College of Arts & Sciences offered him. Now he is also a Bobcat parent; his daughter, Erica, graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in 2008.

David Levy, Lisa Maatz, and David Wolfort panel, photo with 3 small portraits


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