The Environmental ALI Annual reception was held last week and attending were Joseph Wilson, a freshman at Miami University, and Rich Cogen of Ohio River Foundation.
Joseph Wilson (L) and Rich Cogen
Staff at Environmental ALI had connected Joseph to a successful internship at Ohio River Foundation and that night Joseph was introduced to Tony Staubach of of the Ohio State University Extension Office. Now he’s in contact with Solomon Gamboa, CEO of Pioneer Landscapes. Solomon’s company uses environmental sustainable practices to restore natural habitats. Solomon also participated in our Green STEM Fair at Oyler School this past Spring (see below).
eALI Advisory Committee met in April (Left to Right, eALI Executive Director Ginny Frazier, Adv. Advisory members Katherine Prince, Kathy Vaske, and Bob Knight)
The Advisory Committee held a lively discussion on strategic marketing. This included discussion of STEM programs bridging school operations and student STEM teams with school facilities serving as real world energy laboratories.
Also attending this session were eALI Board Chair Valda Karmo-Freeman, and Board members Mike Burson, John Kachuba, and Mary Newman, Staff Calvin Williams and Steve Schumacher. Advisory Committee members Erika Cooksey, Dr Marilyn Crumpton, Dr Jasleen Goel, Mac Johnson, Bob Kobet, Terry Liette, Maryanne McGowan, and Kelly Obarski.
Calvin Williams has 20 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership. As a Program Director in the fatherhood and workforce development fields, he’s managed budgets of several hundred thousand dollars, and developed funds to sustain programs beyond the initial investment. Calvin managed an Annual Campaign Division at the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, generating 3% increases year-over-year for a group comprised of over 300 companies. He understands how developing and sustaining relationships with potential donors combine with sound strategy to produce desired results. Thanks to Greater Cincinnati Foundation for supporting eALI’s Program Coordinator position.