Tom Forbes, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Tom Forbes is a field supervisor with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). He is responsible for the operations of the Southwest District for PUCO. Forbes has been with the PUCO for 13 years, and has over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry in both the public and private sectors. He conducts roadside inspection and supervises staff responsible for compliance reviews, safety audits and in-depth hazardous materials investigations of incidents during transportation.
Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, City of Columbus
Andrew J. Ginther was elected the 53rd mayor of the City of Columbus on Nov. 3, 2015. Mayor Ginther previously served on Columbus City Council from 2007 to 2015, and served as president of Council from 2011 until assuming the Office of Mayor January 1, 2016. Prior to joining Columbus City Council, he was elected to the Columbus Board of Education in 2001 and re-elected in 2005. In his first year in office, Columbus was awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge Grant, making Columbus America’s “smart city.” Mayor Ginther believes that transportation is the great equalizer and by providing reliable, consistent transportation options, all residents have access to ladders of opportunities for jobs, education and healthcare.
Under his leadership, the City of Columbus was named America’s Opportunity City, and as mayor, Mayor Ginther continues to work with community, business, faith and labor leaders to promote opportunities for every person in every neighborhood.
Mayor Ginther is a Columbus native and proud Columbus City Schools graduate, and he has a long history of community service. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science from Earlham College, studied abroad at the University of Ulster and Queen’s College in Northern Ireland, and taught at public schools in Belfast and Derry. He also served in consecutive internships at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, where he taught non-violence and dispute resolution.
Andrew Lynch, Zipline Logistics
Andrew Lynch is co-founder and president of the Zipline Logistics, an award-winning North American third-party logistics (3PL) that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. Starting his career in carrier procurement and management within a Fortune 100 logistics company, Lynch has held positions of responsibility in all areas of third party logistics. He is responsible for leading relationship management, business innovation, organizational alignment, and overall strategic direction for Zipline and its client base.
Doug McCollough, City of Dublin
Doug McCollough earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo in Information Systems and Operations Management and an MBA degree from the University of Notre Dame. He has earned certifications in information technology infrastructure library (ITIL) and as a project management professional (PMP).
As chief information officer of Dublin, Ohio, McCollough has taken an active interest in the Central Ohio technology community as well as developing expertise in smart cities, intelligent communities, digital government, broadband and technology workforce.
Prior to joining the Dublin team, McCollough held positions within the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety, Department of Commerce, Industrial Commission and Department of Medicaid. He served as director of information technology for the City of Richmond, Virginia, and as a project manager at Nationwide Insurance and Alcatel-Lucent.
Ashley Oliker, Frost Brown Todd
Ashley Oliker represents clients in a wide-array of business and appellate litigation, including commercial disputes, contract disputes, real estate litigation, title insurance defense, oil and gas litigation, non-compete agreements, defamation claims, as well as class actions involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act. Oliker has successfully defended her clients as lead counsel in several trials.
Prior to joining FBT, Oliker served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Ohio. Prior to that role, she practiced as a litigation associate in the Columbus office of an Am Law 100 firm.
Oliker currently represents various clients in administrative proceedings, and state and federal courts throughout the State of Ohio.
John Wagster, Frost Brown Todd
John Wagster has unique experience helping U.S. companies forge cross-cultural contractual agreements around the world using industry best practices and western style contracts. Wagster focuses on technology-related commercial agreements with a particular interest in the automotive space, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He also represents blockchain developers and investors launch digital tokens through initial coin offerings (ICOs).
Wagster has hands-on experience with all types of software and technology agreements including: software development, licensing, subscription and reselling agreements; digital token and cryptocurrency; outsourcing (onshore and offshore) agreements; hosting agreements; private and public cloud infrastructure and application hosting; service level agreements; maintenance and support agreements; training and installation agreements; software acceptance procedures; commission agreements; data sharing and privacy agreements; IT security policies, and open source software.
He joined Frost Brown Todd after serving seven years as general counsel and executive vice president to Freeborders, Inc., a California-based technology services company.