Government Sub-Committee                                                                     


In an effort to address the unique interests of women in the public sector, the OWBA established the Government Subcommittee (“GS”). Aggressively being spearheaded under new leadership sinc
e 2015, the Government Subcommittee seeks to promote advancement and leadership opportunities for women working in both government and government relations positions. By offering meaningful networking and educational (CLE) opportunities catered to its members, GS empowers women who seek to advance their careers in government.

GS membership is free and open to all public sector members employed by federal, state county and municipal agencies within Ohio; as well as private sector members practicing in Government Relations.

Meet Our Chairpersons:

Principal Chair:
Judge Noceeba Southern

United States Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Government Subcommittee Events:

In planning its events, GS seeks to create meaningful platforms by which judges and attorneys can connect, educate and support one another professionally. The subcommittee also prides itself in hosting events through which members can give back to students, the legal community, and community-at-large. If you are interested in serving with the Government Subcommittee please contact our office at or 866-932-6922. 

Save the Date! The 2019 Honoring Women in Government Reception (a free event) will be at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center on Thursday, May 2, 2019, in accordance with the Annual Meeting & Conference. 

Public Private Sectors Connect CLE 2018

The 2018 Public-Private Sectors Connect CLE took place on Thursday, November 29, 2018 and was hosted and sponsored by Baker Law, Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland locations. Dr. Krisanna Deppen, The Honorable Jodi Thomas and Amy O'Grady discussed the opioid crisis as it relates to their field of work. The CLE was concluded with Stephanie Hanna, Jenni Edwards and Amy O'Grady leading discussion on staying connected and how that plays a huge role in the making a positive impact on the current opioid crisis.

The “Honoring Women in Government” Reception officially kicked off the Government Subcommittee’s creation in May 2015 featuring Key Speakers Hon. Betty Montgomery and the Hon. Judith French. Since then, this has become an annual event that is widely attended by judges and government/government-relations attorneys from across the state. 

Honoring Women in Government Award Recipients

2015 – Honorable Betty Montgomery and Justice Judith French

2016 – Yvette McGee Brown

2017 – Justice Sharon L. Kennedy

2018 – Justice Mary DeGenaro

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