Paul Carlson has over 10 years of IT Project Management experience and over 8 years of experience in entrepreneurship in business startups. From 2000 to 2016, he worked for the City of Columbus. He was the city’s first Information Technology Project Manager and facilitated Columbus becoming recognized as the 2015 Most Intelligent Community in the World by the
Michelle began her solo law practice in 2017, representing employees in employment law matters and individuals in civil rights litigation. She is currently Of Counsel to a renowned civil rights law firm. Michelle is a 2019 graduate of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy and a member of the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association.
Dr. Mark Zeller currently teaches at Ohio’s Wright State University and Tiffin University at the undergraduate and doctoral level. His experience includes 32 years experience in the international/global transportation parts manufacturing industry, including 19 years as CEO. As CEO, he developed and implemented programs bringing about the global expansion of manufacturing, sales, marketing, and distribution operations. After years in the corporate world, he returned to graduate school, earning graduate degrees in 2001 and 2006, followed by post-doctoral positions with research addressing regional economic and geographic factors in institutional organizational structures.
His research concentrates on global and cultural use of social network structures, communication and strategic behaviors, information flow and media uses applied to strategic innovations and diffusion of innovations, particularly by academic, government, and enterprise leaders (Triple Helix).
A current focus of Dr. Zeller’s research is a sustainable Great Lakes ecosystem, concentrating on the Maumee Valley Watershed. The emphasis is on scalable smart information communication technologies, with Northwest Ohio as a global leader at the intersection of sustainable agriculture and smart water technology.
He earned a BA in Economics at Denison University and MA and PhD degrees in Communication Studies at Bowling Green State University.
Jodie Arreguin graduated from Ohio State with a B.S.B.A. As a licensed CPA, she worked in public accounting out of college before joining Tax at Cardinal Health in 2010. She worked in Tax until 2020, when she moved to Cardinal Health’s Operational Excellence as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Jodie has 8 years of experience on the board of Prevention Action Alliance (various roles from Treasurer to President), and she is a current board member of the Tax Technology Association (ACT), currently the Secretary.
Jodie is married to her husband Rick, who is approaching 24 years in the Army National Guard. They have 3 children, Gabby, Miguel, and Alaina, and live in Westerville, Ohio.