Dean C. Ringle, P.E., P.S., began as CEAO's Executive Director in July 2017. Prior to joining CEAO, Mr. Ringle worked at the Franklin County Engineer’s Office for more than 36 years, with the last 17 years serving as the Franklin County Engineer. Throughout his career at the engineer’s office, he held positions in construction, surveying, and overall engineering management.
During those years Mr. Ringle also served in various capacities and on various committees for CEAO, in addition to being recognized as the 2011 County Engineer of the Year by CEAO and the 2013 National Urban County Engineer of the Year by the National Association of County Engineers.
Mr. Ringle received his Bachelor of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering and Surveying from The Ohio State University and is a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Surveyor in Ohio.
He is an adjunct faculty member at The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, and serves on the boards of the Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors and the State of Ohio Public Works Commission.
Director of Operations and Education
Jennifer joined the CEAO team in May 2012 bringing with her over 20 years’ experience in meetings and conferences, sales, marketing, and customer service. Jennifer’s background includes employment with Marriott Hotels, Red Roof Inns, and the Ohio State Park Lodges and Conference Centers/Xanterra Parks and Resorts. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Ohio State University and is a member of the Ohio Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE). Jennifer is the primary contact for CEAO conferences and events and she manages the day-to-day projects and functions of the office.
Communications and Support Manager
Amy joined the CEAO team in August 2017 bringing with her over 18 years of work experience in the public sector. Prior to joining CEAO, Amy worked as the Director of Communications for the Franklin County Engineer's Office. She also spent 8 years as the Community Affairs Coordinator working in community relations, members services, event planning, website design and social media for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC). She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and is an active board member of the Women in Transportation-Columbus Chapter (WTS-Columbus). Amy is the primary contact for CEAO communications activities including working with the news media, social media platforms & the CEAO website. Amy also assists Jennifer with conferences and events and provides support for other general duties or special projects, as needed.
CSTP/LBR Program Manager
Michele started with CEAO in July of 2004 as the CSTP/LBR Program Manager. Her primary responsibility is to work with the CSTP/LBR Committee and ODOT to administer the CSTP and LBR programs. This includes ensuring that projects are selected in accordance with program criteria, that projects are delivered according to schedule, and that the programs remain fiscally balanced. Prior to joining the CEAO, she worked for six years in the environmental office of ODOT, District 7. Michele has a Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry with a second major in History from the University of Dayton. She also has an MBA with a concentration in Project Management from Wright State University.
Tom graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1978 after earning a B.A. degree from Ohio University in 1975. He has worked for both the legislative and executive branches of state government over the past 30 years. He began his career in public service with the Legislative Service Commission and most recently served as Clerk and Deputy Clerk for the Ohio House of Representatives. Mr. Sherman also worked for the Department of Natural Resources, Office of Budget and Management, Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, and the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. In addition, he has worked as an attorney in the private sector representing various nonprofit and other organizations.
Bridge QA/QC Consulting Engineer
Mark Stockman graduated Cum Laude from the University of Toledo in 1979 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was a Deputy Engineer with Henry County, a Bridge Engineer with Paulding County and worked as Street Maintenance Engineer for the City of Columbus. He then served as the Paulding County Engineer from 1992-2004. He then went to Allen County as Chief Deputy Engineer and in 2009 went to work for CEAO as the Federal Bridge QA/QC Engineer.
Michael T. Evans is an accomplished Government Affairs Consultant with 8+ years of lobbying experience in advocating and advising trade associations and elected officials with interests at the local, state and federal government levels. Michael has a proven ability to implement good public policies and procedures, enhance productivity, and increase efficiency. She has a consistent record of growing Political Action Committees (PAC) while increasing grassroots operations statewide. Michael is experienced in local & state coalition building, budget management, advocacy, marketing, nonprofit charitable giving, and customer service. Her education includes a M.B.A – Specialization in Project Management from Ashland University, Post Graduate Degree – Certified Paralegal from Capital University Law School, and a B.S. in Communication from Ohio University.