This committee works closely with the Alumni Relations Office in the organization and development of new alumni chapters and actively supports existing chapters in specific cities. This committee also supports the efforts of local leadership boards and assists with training, on-boarding and support of alumni gatherings and engagement initiatives.

ACE Committee 2018-2019 Goals

1. Participate in and provide support to local Alumni Chapters and Leadership Boards, specifically focusing on:

  • Development of chapters in Columbus, Cleveland/Northeast Ohio, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC.
  • Maintenance of chapters in all other markets.
  • Recommending potential local leaders.
  • Distribution of resources to assist with structure, function and planning.

2.  Facilitate communication between local alumni and the University:

  • Publish quarterly newsletters (Sept/Nov/Feb/May)
  • Conduct bi-annual interactive webinars (Jan/June)
  • Initiate ongoing personal outreach with local Leadership Board members
  • Actively participate in local Alumni Chapter social media outlets and the OWU Alumni Network

3.  Serve as key ambassadors of the University’s CASE (Career, Admissions, Social/Service, Engagement to Giving) volunteer initiative in working toward achievement of committee goals.

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Committee members

Denise Sabo Brenner, 2000, Chair
Columbus, OH
Chapter Assignments: ALL

Sarah Bruno, 2010
Boston, MA
Chapter Assignments: Boston, Philadelphia

Michelle Corbett Coutts, 2009
Dublin, OH
Chapter Assignments: Boston, Columbus

Scott Donaldson, 2002
Powell, OH
Chapter Assignments: Chicago, Columbus

Bob Gordon, 1988
Lafayette, CO
Chapter Assignments: Denver, San Francisco

Candace Griffith, 2009
Alexandria, VA
Chapter Assignments: Greater DC, Northeast Ohio/Cleveland

Katie Jenks, 2013
Chicago, IL
Chapter Assignments: Chicago, New York

Sarah Kieta Kirwen, 2006
Lakewood, OH
Chapter Assignments: Northeast Ohio/Cleveland, New York

Andrea Moore, 1982
San Francisco, CA
Chapter Assignments: Los Angeles, San Francisco

Michael Pattison, 2004
Boulder, CO
Chapter Assignments: Denver, Los Angeles

Andrew Sloan, 2013
Washington, DC
Chapter Assignments: Greater DC, Philadelphia

Mary Beth Sommer, 1988
Chicago, IL
Chapter Assignments: Chicago, Fairchester

Gordon Witkin, 1977
Bethesda, MD
Chapter Assignments: Greater DC, Fairchester