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Annual Convention, Field Day & Trade Show 2018
Annual Convention, Field Day & Trade Show 2017
Spring Conference 2017


Annual Convention, Field Day & Trade Show 2018

Tuesday, August 7

Armed Intrusion Awareness Training - Jim Meyers

Jim Meyers, A Reflection of the US Secret Service - Jim Meyers

Wednesday, August 8

Before Disaster Strikes - Dianne Bates – Brookfield Cemetery – Tuscawaras Township

Time Management - For ALL Cemetery Departments - Kirk Roberts – Roberts Group/OCA Vice President

A Day in the Life of a Cemetery External Auditor - Kelly Neer - External Auditor, Ohio Dept. of Commerce, Div. of Real Estate & Professional Licensing

Spring Grove Cemetery: Growing All the Time - Chris Sullivan – Spring Grove Cemetery- Grounds Manager, OCA Board Member

Working with the Public – Panel Discussion

Memorialization Trends – Panel Discussion

Legislative Update - Tim Long - OCA Legal Counsel

Simple Solutions for Leveling & Re-Sealing Monuments - Kelly Heslar – The Georgetown Marble & Granite Company



Annual Convention, Field Day & Trade Show 2017

Keynote Speaker

Dennis Roche

Former President of Greater Cleveland’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

The need, the benefits, the forward thinking for a better tomorrow

Keynote Speaker

Don Winsett

VP of National Business Development, Davey Tree

Business Meeting & Legislative Update

Tim Long

OCA Legal Counsel

Maryilyn Brandt

OCA President

Maintenance Practices, Rules and Operational Procedures

Laura Monick

Section Chief

Ohio-Dept. of Commerce, Div. of Real Estate and Professional Licensing

Pat Ebright

Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Union Township

Headstone, Monument and Mausoleum Restoration

Mike Johns

John’s - Carabelli Monuments

Crisis Communications: Fail to plan now and you can plan to fail

Thomas Fladung

Hennes Communications



Spring Conference 2017

The Art Of The Challenge

Keynote Speaker

Bill Northrup

Strategy On How To Make The OCA A Viable, Leading Professional Organization

Ron Watt Sr.

Senior Partner

Watt & Co. LLC

ADP Totalsource On Professional Employer Organizations

Mike Whell

Phil Thompson

Michelle Peterman

The Cleveland Tree Plan: How Public And Private Relationships Can Add Value To Community Forestry Initiatives

Joe Gregory

Assistant Manager

Davey Resource Group

Coyotes Use Of Cemeteries: Risks And Rewards

Stanley D. Gehrt

Professor of Wildlife Ecology

The Ohio State University

Ohio Workers Compensation 101

Adam Rice

Account Specialist

CompManagemet, Inc.



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