Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel

OCC Governing Board

Board Composition and Responsibilities

By law, the bipartisan board is made up of nine members, three each representing residential consumers, organized labor and family farmers. These board members are appointed by the Ohio Attorney General for a term of three years. They are confirmed by the Ohio Senate.

The board conducts regular public meetings in Columbus, usually at OCC's office in the Capitol Square building at 65 East State Street, 7th Floor. Meetings are conducted under the Open Meeting Law.

2018 Board Meeting Schedule

January 16 notice minutes
March 20 notice minutes
May 15 notice minutes
July 17 notice minutes
September 11 notice minutes
November 20 notice minutes

Archived Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Current Governing Board Members

If you would like to write to any of the OCC Governing Board members, you may send correspondence to the Ohio Consumers' Counsel, 65 East State Street, 7th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-4213, or e-mail your correspondence to: occ@occ.ohio.gov.

photo of Michael WatkinsMichael Watkins, Chair

Chair, 2017 – present
Vice-Chair, 2015 – 2017
Board member, 2010 – 2020 
Representing organized labor 
Hometown: Elida

Michael Watkins has served as a member of the Fraternal Order of Police (“FOP”), Lima Lodge No. 21 since 1976 when he began his career as a police officer in Lima, Ohio. He retired as an active law enforcement officer in 1999. He currently is serving his sixth term as president of FOP Lima Lodge No. 21. Since 2003 he has been employed by the FOP, Ohio Labor Council Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, as an Administrative Assistant. Mr. Watkins was trustee of the FOP’s 6th district from 1993-1995 and has served in that position again since 2007.
 

photo of Fred YoderStuart Young, Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair, 2017 – present
Board member, 2012 – 2018
Representing family farmers
Hometown: Springfield

Stuart Young is a third-generation dairy farmer. He is an owner and manager of Young’s Jersey Dairy Inc. in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he is responsible for managing the farm operation, Jersey herd and cheese production. He has also served on the Hustead Volunteer Fire Department for 36 years. He previously served the Clark County Farm Bureau on the Board of Directors and as President. He has served as a member of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and The Ohio Farm Bureau’s State Policy Development Committee as a delegate. He is a lifelong member of the American Jersey Cattle Association. 

photo of Fred Cooke

Fred Cooke

Board member, 2013 – 2019
Representing family farmers
Hometown: Shelby

Fred Cooke runs a 1,200-acre farm with his son, Charlie, in Shelby, Ohio. He worked for 30 years as an educator teaching agriculture at Greene County Vocational School, Willard High School and Shelby Senior High School, in addition to teaching various courses at Southern State College in Wilmington. In recognition of his commitment to education and preserving farm land, he was awarded the Outstanding Educator of the Year and the Outstanding Soil and Water Conservationist award by the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District. He is a 30-year member of the Richland County Farm Bureau.
 

photo available soonBeverlyn E. Johns

Board member, 2018 – 2019
Representing residential consumers
Hometown: Reynoldsburg

Beverlyn E. Johns is the Business Services Manager at the Franklin County Data Center where she is responsible for overseeing service management quality, organization performance measurement, and organizational communications. She has previously worked as the Director of Public Relations for Franklin County. In addition to her career experience Ms. Johns is involved in her community. She is the Program Chair of the Ward YMCA and has held positions in multiple community organizations in the past such as Classic Impressions Chair of the Rebuild and Renew – Unity House, Advisory Board Member for Columbus Downtown High School, and FSS Committee Member for the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.  Ms. Johns has received honors such as being named Who’s Who in Black Columbus and Biggest Supporter of Columbus Downtown High School.

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Kelly C. Moore

Board member, 2015 – 2018
Representing residential consumers
Hometown: Newark

Kelly Moore is the corporate vice-president of GKM Auto Parts, Inc., an independent jobber of NAPA Auto Parts. A member of the National Federation of Independent Business/Ohio (NFIB), Mrs. Moore serves as a member of the group’s Ohio Leadership Council. She serves on various committees, including the Workers Compensation committee and the Political Action committee. She is the former chair and vice chair of the Zanesville NFIB Area Action Council. 
 

Photo of J. Douglas Moormann

J. Douglas Moormann

Board member, 2017 – 2020
Representing residential consumers
Hometown: Cincinnati

J. Douglas Moormann is the Vice President of Development Strategies Group, an economic development consulting firm launched in 2011. His firm focuses on finding economic strategies for both private development projects and local governments. Mr. Moormann has significant experience in legislative relations and state government. He served as the Vice President of Economic Development and the Vice President of Government Affairs during his nine-year tenure at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber from 2003-2011. Prior to that Mr. Moormann worked in the offices of Lt. Governor DeWine and Governor Taft.. Mr. Moormann currently serves as the chair of the European American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati. He is also a member of the City of Madeira Planning Commission. Other committees he has served on include: Agenda 360, Brent Spence Bridge Advisory Committee, Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board, and the Ohio Transportation Review Advisory Council.
 

photo of Roland Taylor

Roland "Butch" Taylor

Board member, 2013 – 2019
Representing organized labor
Hometown: Stow

Roland “Butch” Taylor served as a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 396 beginning in 1979 and as an officer beginning in 1992 as Union President, Executive Board Member, Business Agent, and Business Manager through his retirement in 2017. Mr. Taylor has been involved in Pathways to Building Trades, a grant that exposes students to careers as plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other skilled trades. Mr. Taylor also served on the Boards of Leadership of the Mahoning Valley, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and Chamber of Commerce. He was honored as the Regional Chamber’s Labor Leader of the Year in 2012.

photo of Andra Troyer

Andra Troyer

Board member, 2017 – 2020
Representing family farmers
Hometown: London

Andra Troyer along with her husband and son Jared manage RLT Farms a 1,600-acre farm that specializes in growing corn and soybeans. For twelve years Ms. Troyer served as the Southwest Regional State Trustee for Ohio Farm Bureau, representing 20 counties regarding state and national issues that affect rural and urban America. As a trustee, she provided guidance on daily operations and budgets. Ms. Troyer served as a Board Member on the Ohio State University’s C. William Swank Advisory Board, dealing with rural and urban interface issues. She also served in several advisory positions for Madison County, including Farm Bureau President, Chairman of the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Board Member for the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Troyer currently serves on the Lake Choctaw Water Quality Committee. Ms. Troyer also works for the National Ag Statistics Service.

photo of David J. WondolowskiDavid J. Wondolowski

Board member, 2017 – 2018
Representing organized labor
Hometown: Broadview Heights

David J. Wondolowski was elected as a member of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in February 2016. Mr. Wondolowski formerly served on Broadview Heights City Council, and is a former member of the Ohio Public Works Commission. Currently, he serves on the Cuyahoga County/City of Cleveland Work Force Investment Board, he is Vice President of the United Labor Agency, an Executive Board member for the North Shore AFL-CIO, a member of the NOACA’s Business Advisory Committee, and he served on the transition team for Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. In 2013, Mr. Wondolowski was nominated and elected to serve as the Executive Secretary and Business Manager of The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council representing all of the building trades unions and over 14,000 members in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties. Mr. Wondolowski is also a member of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), a board member of the GCP’s Commission on Economic Inclusion, and an Executive Board member of the GCP’s Construction, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.

 

 

 

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