Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee

Responsible for recommending policy positions and strategizing the chamber’s advocacy efforts on a wide range of business-related public policy issues. Supports initiatives that foster a strong economic climate.
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Sam Bain

Charter Communications/Spectrum

Dawn Barhorst

Graceworks Lutheran Services
Member
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Phillip Brockman

Techmetals, Inc.
Member
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George Brown

Waste Management
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Dale Brunner

YMCA of Greater Dayton
Member
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Ted Bucaro

University of Dayton
Member

Bill Burke

Day Air Credit Union, Inc.
Member
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David Burrows Jr.

Dayton Development Coalition
Member

Amanda Byers

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Eric Farrell

altafiber
Member
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Vicki Giambrone

CBD Advisors
Member

Benjamin Goodstein

Dayton Children's
Chair

Jennifer Harrison

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Member
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Sharon Howard White

Premier Health

Scott Kayser

Miami Valley Meals

Stephanie Keinath

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Staff Liaison

Lori Kershner

LMK Consulting LLC
Member
                                                

Lori Kershner, Founder & CEO, has over two decades of experience at various levels of government, association advocacy, non-profit communications, as well as in economic development, grant writing, fund-raising and policy development. 

                   

Lori brings great perspective and experience from her years working in the public sector. Prior to entering the private sector, Lori worked at various areas of government including the Ohio House of Representatives and the Office of the Ohio Secretary of State. Early in her career, Lori worked on a variety of political campaigns locally and statewide, building relationships across Ohio. This perspective serves her clients well to ensure that political aspects are being considered in addition to policy. 

                   

She was then hired by the Ohio House of Representatives where she worked as a legislative aide for the Chairman of the Health Committee. Following her work in the legislature, Lori lobbied on behalf of the influential Ohio State Medical Association representing 15,000 physicians to the General Assembly. 

                   

Lori then ran the Ohio practice of a large government affairs consulting firm for three years before starting LMK Advocacy in order to focus on Ohio government affairs consulting. Additionally, Lori has familiarity and success in grant writing, state incentive packages, grassroots advocacy and policy issues. 

                   

Lori has also served in the capacity as Communications Director for a non-profit organization in Columbus where she handled communication and marketing. She also served as the
 spokesperson for leadership. In that role, she completely redesigned their monthly communication as well as redesigned their website to serve as a resource for their members. 

                   

She is no stranger to working with local media to promote her clients’ activities and accomplishments including writing and distributing press releases, positioning feature stories including all aspects of media such as TV, radio, print and social. 

                   

Former Governor Kasich appointed Lori to serve as a member of the Ohio Council on Developmental Disabilities where she served for seven years. In that role, she served as Vice Chair of the Public Policy Committee and Chair of the By-Laws Committee. Following her tenure on Council, Lori was then awarded two grants to facilitate General Assembly Briefings and the annual DD Council Awareness and Advocacy Day at the Statehouse. 

                   

Lori is also very active in the community, previously serving as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton including two terms as President. She was honored in 2018 as Top 25 Women to Watch by Women in Business Networking. Lori is also a past board member of Kids Voting Dayton, 

                   

LMK Advocacy
 Dayton office: 8888 Glen Abbey Court, Springboro, Ohio 45066 Columbus Office: 21 W. Broad St., Suite 800 Columbus, Ohio 43215 lori@lmkadvocacy.com (614) 915-2852 

                                   

       

                                                

Miracle League of Dayton and Warren County and Associate Board of the Dayton Art Institute. Lori was awarded the 40 Under 40 Award by the Dayton Business Journal in 2008. In 2011, she was Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year Runner- Up. She previously served as Global Chapter Leader for EBW2020, a global women’s business organization and was a featured speaker on public policy at their 2017 Global Summit. Lori was elected and served on Springboro City Council. She is the head of fundraising for the Springboro Athletic Boosters. 

                   

LMK is a member of the Springboro Chamber of Commerce, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Lobbying Association. 

                   

Lori has undergone professional media training and has served as media spokesperson for several organizations. Lori received her B.S. in Political Science and Certificate in Political Communication from Ohio University.
 She resides in Springboro with her husband, Chris and two daughters, Morgan and Tatum. 

                                   

    

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Julie Liss-Katz

Dayton Business Committee

Dave McNerney

Think Patented
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Jason Molnar

Infinity Labs
Member
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Adam Murka

Q&A Strategies
Member

Tom Raga

AES Ohio
Member
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Jeff Reed

Honda Development & Manufacturing of America
Member
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Mark Romito

AT&T
Member
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Andrew Schwartz

LION
Member
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Jeffrey Sharkey

Faruki PLL
Member
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Rob Shema

altafiber
Member
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Rod Sommer

LJB Inc.
Member
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April Vanover

FASTLANE
Member
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Richard Taylor

Adare Pharma Solutions
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