Board of Directors


Robert E. Garriott
Regional Executive Officer, Vice President Information System Division, Americas & EMEA, Vice President Business Synchronization, Global at Kao Corporation


Robert joined Kao Corporation in 1999. In his current role he is responsible for Information Technology support of more than 25 country operations, 3000 associates and $1.5 billion in revenue,  in the Americas and EMEA, and driving technology synergies globally.  Prior to joining Kao, Mr. Garriott held Senior Management positions with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).  He has a track record of providing outstanding and stable services and solutions to his clients, as well as, successfully delivering on global, multi-business unit technology initiatives.  In addition to Robert's more than twenty-five years of experience, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.


Tiffany White, CPA
Principal at Clark Schaefer and Hackett


Tiffany leads the employee benefit plan audit practice in the Columbus office of Clark Schaefer Hackett (CSH), a position requiring a superior understanding of her deeply technical specialization. She also serves as co-chair of the firm’s employee benefit plan audit group, a committee charged with quality control, training, staffing and marketing in this practice area. CSH is currently one of the top 25 accounting firms in the United States auditing employee benefit plans.


David Fusting
Director of Learning and Development at General Cable


Highly accomplished executive equipped with 20+ years of diversified experience in management and human resources for international, multibillion-dollar corporations in wide-ranging industries.  Offers demonstrated success in developing and implementing high-performance work systems, HR systems and strategies in support of overall business strategy, and cultural change methodologies.  Creative problem solver adept at conducting comprehensive analyses, identifying areas in need of improvement, and implementing solutions. 


Katharine C. Weber
Attorney at Law at Jackson Lewis LLP


Katharine has successfully assisted countless clients in handling their labor and employment issues, including litigation of wrongful discharge cases; discrimination cases; negotiating of collective bargaining agreements; representation of employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal, Ohio and Kentucky agencies; advising management as to employment relations; drafting employee handbooks, and negotiating severance agreements. Katharine is extremely knowledgeable in the area of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and brings sophisticated, yet easy to understand advice on handling and defending against sexual harassment claims. From helping clients analyze options and making recommendations on how to handle employee relations issues, to representing clients in complex discrimination cases, Katharine always provides creative solutions and passionate advocacy for her clients.


Jennifer Graft, SPHR, MBA
President & CEO at Employers Resource Association


Jennifer joined ERA as President and CEO in January 2007. Her responsibilities include the day-to day operations and management of the Association, ensuring high quality delivery of services and expert advice to members, and the sales and marketing of our services. She believes the 3 core areas of her responsibility are strategy, sales, and culture. Jennifer leads a team of over 20 staff members, in 2 offices, who provide a breadth of Human Resources services and programs to our diverse membership of over 1,400 organizations in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Jennifer has over sixteen years working in human resources and business management, in the healthcare, retail and service industries. Prior to joining the Association, Jennifer was the Managing Director for the Cincinnati office of a global career transition and organizational consulting firm.

John Campbell
President of Clippard Instruments


John Campbell is the President of Clippard Instruments, a family owned business. John has 13 years experience leading global businesses through a variety of operating situations, and is degreed in electrical engineering.

Craig Oaks, SPHR, SCP
Vice President, Human Resources, Gold Medal Products


Craig has spent his career building profound experience in managing human resources for such companies as Comair Airlines, Cornerstone Brands, Apex Supply Chain Technologies and Gold Medal Products. Under his leadership, he has directed strategic planning, innovated processes and deployed effective employee relations programs. In addition to Craig’s more than twenty years of experience in Human Resources, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Cincinnati.



Jill Snitcher McQuain
Executive Director of the Columbus Bar Association


Jill Snitcher McQuain is the Executive Director of the Columbus Bar Association and a Certified Association Executive.  She received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and her law degree from Capital University Law School, with a concentration in governmental affairs.  Snitcher McQuain was admitted to practice law in Ohio in 1999 and previously practiced in the area of attorney discipline and the unauthorized practice of law. She is a Past President of the Women Lawyers of Franklin County, and is a member of the Columbus, Ohio State, and American Bar Associations.  

Bill Thiemann
Client Leader and Design Manager at Kolar Design


Bill is a branding and marketing communications expert with diverse health care, retail, CPG and agency experience. With more than 25 years in the industry, and a degree in Graphic Design, he understands all aspects of strategic brand building from defining a brand's foundation to creating effective messaging, identity and built environment expressions.

With his left brain/right brain synergy, Bill blends business acumen with the ability to understand and direct the creative expression. Passionate about brands, he balances strategic insight and creative thinking with exceptional planning and execution. "My experience includes leading a large global client service function instituting best practices and a culture of service and satisfaction. As a liason with key corporate functions, I understand the importance of building enduring client relationships."

In his role as Client Leader and Design Manager, Bill plays a part in every phase of a project, managing the overall process, anticipating client needs and ensuring Kolar's deliverables are engaging, inspiring and on objective. As the primary point of contact between the client and the creative team, Bill makes sure everything stays on schedule.

Jeff White, Esq., MBA
Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Diversity and Campus Relations, Hocking College


In 2016, Mr. White joined Hocking College as Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Diversity and Campus Relations.  Mr. White also serves as the Title IX Coordinator.  As Associate Vice President he is responsible for the organizational development, employment law, labor relations, employee relations, recruitment and staffing, performance management, employee engagement, diversity initiatives, oversight of College-wide Title IX/VAWA compliant response and prevention initiatives, and development and implementation of training for faculty, staff, and administrators.  

In 2013, he joined the Supreme Court of Ohio and again inherited an office in disarray.  In just one year, he repaired fractured relationships with key external business partners, initiated key internal change management initiatives, and corrected an error laden payroll and timekeeping integration process.  In the following year he overhauled the onboarding program, initiated a training program for the human resources staff of the twelve District Courts of Appeal, rebuilt the Supreme Court’s Human Resources office, and made the Office of Human Resources at the Supreme Court of Ohio the go to office for all courts seeking human resources assistance. 

Mr. White is a licensed attorney and has delivered numerous training programs on a variety of legal and human resources topics.  His education includes:  a Bachelors of Arts in History from The Ohio State University, a Master’s of Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University, and a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School, and a Tile IX certification from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA).