September 1, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Career Corner | Government and Public Affairs Industry Panel Includes Alumni, Sept. 20

By Kacey Schaum
Assistant Director for the Career and Leadership Development Center for the College of Arts & Sciences

Students of all majors who are interested in learning more about careers in government or public affairs are encouraged to attend the Government and Public Affairs Industry Panel on Sept. 20 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in Baker 503.

The panel includes three alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. The panel is sponsored by the Career & Leadership Development Center.

Register online to secure your place. You must register ahead of time.

For more information, contact Dori Branch at Light refreshments will be provided.

The Panelists

Amy Flowers, portrait

Amy Flowers

Amy E. Flowers – a bailiff for Judge Kimberly Cocroft of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in Columbus, Ohio. While at Ohio University, she was President of the College Democrats, volunteered for Students Defending Students and was an active member of the pre-law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta. In 2005, Flowers was elected to Athens City Council and was re-elected in 2007. Flowers has been a member of the Columbus Bar Association since 2015 and is an active member in the Central Ohio legal community. She earned a B.S. (’05) in Political Science from Ohio University, MPA (’08) from Ohio University, and JD (’15) from Capital University.

Colton Henson, portrait

Colton Henson

Colton Henson – the Director of Political Operation at Swing State Strategies and has worked for nearly a decade on political and issue campaigns in both Ohio and West Virginia. After graduating from Ohio University, Henson helped lead the successful efforts to retake Republican legislative majorities in West Virginia for the first time in nearly a century. Henson now focuses mainly on public affairs projects and has worked in over 25 states. He earned a B.S. (‘14) in Political Science from Ohio University.

Jamie Dahl, portrait

Jamie Dahl

Jamie Dahl – the Forest Outreach Coordinator at Central State University Extension and McIntire-Stennis Program. Dahl has previous forestry and natural resources work experience with the Pennsylvania State University, Rocky Mountain National Park-Rocky Mountain Nature Association, and the Colorado State Forest Service. Her prior work areas include forest management, public outreach, volunteer management, training, research, career coaching, and education. She is also an active member of the Society of American Foresters and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Higher Education Leadership at Colorado State University with a focus on social science within natural resources.

Derek Collins – a utility specialist for the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. He has reviewed and reported on the siting, design, and construction of wind farms, solar energy facilities, electrical transmission lines, gas pipelines, and power generating facilities as a geology specialist for the Ohio Power Siting Board. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Collins graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. (’80) in Geology. With over 30-plus years in the environmental field, from mineral extraction and land reclamation to energy development and distribution, his work experience has spanned across several state agencies in addition to cooperative efforts with the U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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