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Meet Our Alumni

Meet Ramona Lowery
Commissioner, Division of Water Pollution Control, City of Cleveland

Ramona LowerySince participating in the Academy, I have earned several promotions and organizational changes. Recently, I was promoted to Commissioner of my division on July 15, 2020. I would like to think that the various sessions I was exposed to at the Academy proved beneficial to my career growth. There are many new skills I acquired during the Academy, and others that were honed. Read more. »



Meet William Koons, ​​​​Mayor, South Russell Village
Leadership Academy and Public Management Academy Graduate

William KoonsThe best part of the Ohio Certified Public Manager® Program was expanding my thinking about how to solve problems. Participants and presenters provided a diverse and often unique ideas on how to lead their organization and solve issues that arise. Read more. »



Meet Scott S. OsieckiChief Executive Officer, Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County
​​​​​​​Leadership Academy Graduate

Scott OsieckiMy participation in the Academy has definitely helped me achieve professional growth, and provided me with many of the skills that were needed for my advancement through the levels of responsibility from a Director to a Chief to the CEO of the ADAMHS Board. Many of my Executive Team members are graduates of the Academy, and I believe that their participation has also helped them advance to their current positions at the Board. Read more. »



Meet Paul Solanics, Director, Water Reclamation Department, City of Solon
Public Management Academy Graduate

Paul Solanics​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A good public leader has a strategic vision for their organization. They must able to promote and sell this vision to their staff and stakeholders to accomplish the goals and objectives.​​​​​​​ Read more. »​​​​​​​​​​​​​​