OSCPA staffer accepted into Leadership Columbus

Written on Aug 22, 2019

By Abigail Draper, OSCPA communication and engagement manager

OSCPA’s director of partnership development, Lori Brown, has been accepted into the Leadership Columbus class of 2020.

Leadership Columbus is a 10-month program “designed to give participants the tools they need to become active and influential leaders in the community.”

She said the program has an excellent reputation and she is grateful to be a part of it.

“I’m excited about all aspects of the program. It has such a great, longstanding reputation in the Columbus community, and I feel very honored to be accepted.”

Brown says she is glad to have the opportunity to become a better leader for OSCPA and the city.

“I hope to gain a better holistic knowledge of the Columbus community and the social issues that affect our residents. I look forward to learning what is impactful to help lead change and what actions need to take place to ensure a thriving community for everyone.”

The competitive application process involves writing essays and obtaining two letters of reference.

While many of the details of the program are kept secret, all alumni speaker highly of it. Brown is the fourth OSCPA team member to be accepted into the program.

OSCPA’s president and CEO, Scott Wiley, participated in a previous class and appreciated the insider view he got of the city.

“One of the great things about Leadership Columbus is you get to see the idea behind the ‘Columbus Way,’” Wiley said. “This is how we bring public and private resources together to transform our community into a great place to live and visit.”

Brown thinks this program will be a significant boost for her career. “This is such an extraordinary opportunity to learn about myself and grow my leadership skills. I am also excited to expand my professional network and meet like-minded individuals who care about our great city!”

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