Sandra Anderson, Board Chair
Sandra J. Anderson serves on the Board of Trustees of Ohio University, having been appointed by Governor Strickland in 2007. On June 30, 2013, she retired as Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at The Ohio State University Office of Legal Affairs. From 1977 to 2010, Sandy practiced law with the Columbus law firm, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, focusing on civil litigation. Sandy is a 1973 graduate of Ohio University and a 1976 graduate of Northwestern University School of Law. Upon graduation from law school, she clerked for Judge George Edwards, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Sandy also serves on the board of The Legacy Fund of The Columbus Foundation, including as Co-Chair in 2012. Past board service includes the Ohio State Bar Foundation, Life Success Seminars, Inc. and New Directions Career Center. She served on the Ohio State Bar Association Council of Delegates for several years. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She was the first female president of the Columbus Bar Association and later served as president of the Columbus Bar Foundation. She served for six years on the Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, including as Chair in her final year on the Board. She has served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and as an adjunct professor at OSU’s Moritz College of Law, teaching Trial Advocacy. A farmer’s daughter, Sandy enjoys growing vegetables in her front-yard garden in Dublin. After 21 years together, she and her partner, Lynn, were married in Seattle, Washington, on August 9, 2014. Their adventures have included climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, bungee-jumping in New Zealand, and biking in Pelotonia to raise funds for cancer research.
Dr. Herb Asher is professor emeritus of political science at The Ohio State University. He previously served as counselor to the university president, and Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and earlier served as special assistant to the university president for government relations and founding director of the John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy. He is currently serving in the position of Retiree-Faculty Emeritus in the Office of Academic Affairs where his responsibilities include writing the history of The Ohio State University during the second Gordon Gee administration and advising the University President on relevant political matters. Dr. Asher is frequently called upon as an expert political analyst by local and national media. He still teaches an occasional course on Ohio Politics and on Campaign Politics.
Rev. Virginia Lohmann Bauman, (J.D., M.Div.)
Rev. Virginia Lohmann Bauman currently serves as the Senior Pastor of St. John’s United Church of Christ, an Open and Affirming (ONA) church with the United Church of Christ, www.ucc.org, where the church affirms the dignity and worth of all. Advocating for LGBTQ equality has been a hallmark of Rev. Bauman’s ministry. Rev. Bauman is a prophetic advocate, who uses her collaborative networking skills in our diverse faith community to create a more just world for all. Rev. Bauman is a published author, and she continues to serve as a speaker, moderator, and facilitator in various professional and educational settings. In 2015, Rev. Bauman’s seminary, the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, awarded her its highest honor: the John and Ruth Mount Alumni Award for Distinguished Service in Parish Ministry. Rev. Bauman is ordained in the United Church of Christ and in the American Baptist Churches USA. She has worked in various local church, ecumenical, and interfaith settings throughout her career in ministry. Before entering ministry, Rev. Bauman had a distinguished career as a trial lawyer and mediator, working with the law firm of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur. In addition to earning awards for her civic and professional achievements while practicing law, she remains a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation and of the Columbus Bar Foundation. Rev. Bauman earned her J.D. degree from the Ohio State University College of Law. Rev. Bauman is married to Gerhardt (Gery) Bauman, and they have a teenage daughter, who is an honors student and a champion Irish dancer.
Robert Eblin is an attorney at Bailey Cavalieri, LLC, where he focuses his practice on directors and officers insurance and liability. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Law at The Ohio State University College of Law and has been a contributing author to the publication Liability of Corporate Officers and Directors and Looking at Law School.
Stef Goldberg, senior vice president at Huntington Bank, currently works as Chief Administrative Officer for the division of Revenue Management. She has more than 19 years of business performance experience in both the financial services and not-for-profit industries. A visionary and influencer of organizational effectiveness, she orchestrates tactical performance results, facilitates collaborative problem solving, and coordinates transformation of strategy to planning to execution.
Goldberg was instrumental in creating Huntington’s LGTBA Network, an employee resource group which focuses on LGBT awareness and support for Huntington employees, customers and communities. In 2013, she led an effort that fully closed the benefits parity gaps for Huntington’s LGBT employees. Her actions resulted in, for the first time, Huntington achieving a 100% score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index.
A volunteer for women’s health and LGBT equality organizations since high school, Goldberg is now proud member Equality Ohio’s Board, serving on the Strategic Impact committee. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University and earned her masters degree in human services business management from Franklin University. Goldberg is an avid SCUBA diver and a mediocre golfer. She lives in the Columbus neighborhood of Berwick with son Dylan Goldberg, partner Megan Kilgore, and their three goofy dogs.
Cody is a Columbus native who graduated from Kenyon College in 2004. After graduation, he moved to San Francisco where he would spend the first six years of his career in the financial sector. His experience has brought him through insurance, retirement planning and personal investments. Also while in San Francisco, he volunteered for CHEER San Francisco, a local performance and fundraising group who supports local charities that fight against AIDS, breast cancer and other terminal illnesses, and served as their business manager. In 2010, Cody returned to Columbus to be closer to his family and joined the Board of Advisers for the Legacy Fund of the Columbus Foundation, an autonomous endowment fund aimed to support local LGBT charities in central Ohio on which he still serves. Professionally, Cody serves as a deputy recorder for Franklin County while earning his Law degree from Capital University.
Kimber Perfect is an enthusiastic marketer and communicator who brings to the Ginther Administration more than 30 years experience in strategic communications and marketing, brand development, public relations, public affairs and community engagement. As Deputy Chief of Staff, Ms. Perfect oversees marketing and communications for the administration; serves as the liaison to the Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks and is an administration liaison to the arts community. Prior to joining Mayor Ginther’s Administration, Ms. Perfect served as Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Columbus College of Art & Design where she built the marketing team from the ground up and worked to leverage brand-building strategies to drive enrollment for this nationally renowned art and design school. Ms. Perfect also served as senior vice president at Paul Werth Associates where she lead numerous account teams providing marketing strategy, public relations, public affairs and digital services to some of central Ohio’s largest employers.
Joe Matuszewski is a partner with Ernst & Young LLP, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. A Certified Public Accountant in the state of Ohio, Joe has over thirteen years of public accounting experience serving a variety of multinational clients, primarily in the diversified industrial products and consumer products industries. Joe has extensive experience leading globally integrated audits with frequent travel to meet with clients and affiliate audit teams in Europe and Asia. Joe is actively involved in reviewing annual and quarterly SEC filings and has significant experience with SEC registration statements and equity and debt offerings, including initial public offerings. Joe is the campus recruiting leader for EY’s Northeast Ohio Audit practice and executive sponsor of Unity, EY’s LGBT professional network. Joe is a 2003 graduate of Baldwin Wallace University where he earned his Master of Business Administration in Accounting. Joe is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. Joe is dedicated to many charitable groups and has served on the Boards of Directors of several non-profit organizations dedicated to the LGBT and arts communities. Joe is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Plexus Education Foundation, an organization focused on the improvement of the workplace environment for LGBT individuals through education, research and development. Joe is a resident of Medina, Ohio where he lives with his husband Nathan and daughter Addyson.
Mark M. McGuire is executive vice president and general counsel of Eaton, a power management company.
In this role, he is responsible for all general legal matters involving the company, its product groups and related trade regulation, and intellectual property issues. McGuire also supervises Eaton’s global communications and public and community affairs departments, serves as counsel to the board of directors, and advises the board on legal and governance matters. McGuire joined Eaton in December 2005 from International Paper Company, where he held positions of increasing responsibility beginning in 1992. Prior to becoming vice president and deputy general counsel in 2003, he served as associate general counsel, general counsel – Europe, and senior legal counsel to the corporate development function.
Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
Kellie Rubesne is Senior Counsel for Progressive Insurance, where she has practiced for 16+ years. Kellie is a 1989 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University and a 1997 graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at CSU. She has a diverse legal practice, including advertising compliance, contracts, copyright and trademark, and software licensing. Kellie remains actively engaged at CSU, serving on the President’s Council for Diversity since 2015 and the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2012. Kellie was a Board member of Progressive’s LGBT+ Employee Resource Group from 2010-2015, where she served as Board Chair for 3 years. Kellie and her partner, Ann Zofchak, live in the Cleveland area and enjoy spending time with their dogs, working out, riding their motorcycles and playing golf.
Tara Stewart is vice president of Supplier Quality at Eaton where she also serves global co-lead for Eaton PRIDE, the Eaton LGBT Employee Resource group. Prior to joining Eaton, she held positions of increasing responsibility in Quality and Supplier Quality in manufacturing facilities, regional and corporate level roles in industrial organizations. Tara is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, from Marquette University with an MBA in International Business and from Eastern Michigan University with a Master of Science Degree in Quality Management. Tara and her husband, Don, split their time between the Cleveland and metro Detroit area.
Julie VanDyne lives in Lima Ohio with her wife Robyn. She graduated in 1980 from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. She received her Master of Business Administration from Capital University in 1985. She is a registered professional engineer in Ohio, as well as 22 other states. They have two grown sons that are pursuing careers in Astronautical Engineering and Audio Production. Upon graduation from college, she spent 14 years working for American Electric Power in various positions in engineering, marketing, and management. She left there in 1994 to go into consulting. After working for a local firm for five years, she struck out on her own and founded her own company, IDC Engineering which is now entering its 15th year. They are involved in industrial electrical power engineering projects throughout the United States. She has been involved in a number of organizations, including the Aids Task Force in Lima Ohio, where she served as treasurer and member of the board. She has also been active with civic groups, and is past president of the Lima Noon Sertoma. When not traveling, she loves spending time at home, staying active, playing guitar, riding motorcycles with Roby, and learning to sail their boat: “Defying Gravity.”