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.

2022 Board Meeting Schedule

January 18 notice minutes
March 15 notice minutes
May 17 notice minutes
July 19 notice minutes
September 20 notice minutes
November 15 notice minutes

2021 Board Meeting Schedule

February 16 notice minutes
March 16 notice minutes
May 18 notice minutes
July 27 (Rescheduled from July 20) notice minutes
September 29 (Rescheduled from September 14) notice minutes
November 16 notice minutes

2020 Board Meeting Schedule

January 14 notice minutes
March 17 canceled not applicable
April 30 notice minutes
May 12 canceled not applicable
June 17 notice minutes
July 21 canceled not applicable
August 4 canceled not applicable
August 25 notice minutes
September 15 notice minutes
November 17 notice minutes

2019 Board Meeting Schedule

January 15 notice minutes
March 19 notice minutes
May 21 notice minutes
July 16 notice minutes
August 28 (Special Meeting) notice minutes
September 17 notice minutes
November 19 notice minutes

Archived Governing Board Minutes

Governing Board Resolutions

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.

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Michael Watkins, Chair

Chair: 2017 - present
Vice-Chair: 2015 – 2017
Serving: 2010 – 2023
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 served six terms as president of FOP Lima Lodge No. 21 and currently serves as the recording secretary. 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.

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Stuart Young, Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair: 2017 – present
Serving: 2012 – 2024
Representing: Family Farmers
Hometown: Yellow Springs

Stuart Young is a third-generation dairy farmer in his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio. He is an owner and manager of Young’s Jersey Dairy Inc. in Yellow Springs, 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 39 years. He previously served the Clark County Farm Bureau on the Board of Directors and as President. He has served on the Ohio Farm Bureau’s State Policy Development committee as a delegate. He is a lifelong member of the American Jersey Cattle Association and the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association.

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Timothy Callion

Serving: 2019 - 2022
Representing: Organized Labor
Hometown: Warren

Timothy Callion is currently serving his second term as Business Manager for Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #396. During his 30 years of employment with the union, Mr. Callion has served as Vice-President, Executive Board member, Health and Welfare Trustee member, Negotiation Committee member, and State and National Convention Delegate. In addition to his role with Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #396, he has served on economic development committees. Mr. Callion is a life-long resident of Warren and enjoys exploring new opportunities and projects to introduce middle and high school students to careers in the building and construction skill trades.

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Cheryl Grossman

Serving: 2019 - 2023
Representing: Residential Consumers
Hometown: Grove City

Cheryl Grossman is the Executive Director of the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. She is a former State Representative (23rd House District) and Mayor of Grove City. She was a member of the General Assembly from 2009-2017, where she served as Assistant Minority Whip, Assistant Majority Whip and Majority Whip. She has received more than 30 legislator awards, including the 2016 National Autism Speaks Legislator of the Year. Ms. Grossman chaired the Transportation Sub-Committee, Gas Tax Task Force and the Ohio Housing Study Committee, as well as served on several additional committees. She is a founding member of the Grove City Rotary Club and serves on the YMCA Metropolitan Board, the BIA Foundation Board, Ohio Access to Justice Board and the Overwatch Partnership Board. She is a life-long resident of Grove City.

Photo of Dorsey HagerDorsey Hager, Jr.

Serving: 2020 – 2024
Representing: Organized Labor
Hometown: Marysville

Dorsey Hager has an extensive family background in organized labor. Both his mother and father were union members.  His own career began in 1994 as an apprentice with the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators Local 50. There, he served in the elected positions of Financial Secretary and then Business Manager. In 2014, he was elected to his current position of Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council. Mr. Hager resides in Marysville.

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Kelly C. Moore

Serving: 2015 – 2024
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 lndependent Business/ Ohio, 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 legislative committee. She is the former Chair and Vice Chair of the Zanesville NFIB Area Action Council. In addition, Mrs. Moore is the Chairperson of the NFIB/OH PAC.

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Charles Newman

Serving: 2019 - 2022
Representing: Family Farmers
Hometown: Peebles

Charles Newman owns and operates a 700-acre beef cattle and grain farm in Adams County, Ohio. The family farm actively practices conservation and is GAP certified (good agricultural practices). He also has served as the Scott Township Fiscal Officer for the past 19 years and has been a member of the Adams Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees for 14 years. He has received recognition for achieving a Director Gold Certificate, a Board Leadership Certificate and a Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate from the NRECA. Additionally, Mr. Newman served for 10 years on the Board of Directors of the Adams County Regional Medical Center.

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Jan Shannon

Serving: 2019 - 2022
Representing: Residential Consumers
Hometown: Orient

Jan Shannon is the Executive Director of the Pickaway County Community Foundation, an organization led by a board of community leaders dedicated to strengthening the community through charitable giving. She is a farm owner and advocate for agriculture. Ms. Shannon serves as President of the Pickaway County Farm Bureau and assists in educating youth across Ohio about the importance of agriculture. In addition to those roles, Ms. Shannon also serves as Vice Chair on the Pickaway County Chamber of Commerce Board and secretary of the Muhlenberg Board of Zoning Appeals. She is a graduate of the AgriPower VIII program with the Ohio Farm Bureau. She enjoys volunteering her time for a number of non-profits and promoting philanthropy.

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Connie Skinner

Serving: 2020 – 2023
Representing: Family Farmers
Hometown: Delaware

Connie Skinner and her family are sixth-generation crop farmers, operating Hardscrabble Farms in Delaware County, Ohio. She is a Brown Township Trustee and 4-H leader. She currently serves on the Delaware County Farm Bureau board, the Delaware County Hunger Alliance committee, and the local Future Farmers of America chapter advisory committee. She previously served on the Delaware County Red Cross board, the Arts Castle board and the elementary school Parent Teacher Organization board.