2018 OHSPRA Elections
Elections for three open positions on the OHSPRA Board of Directors will be held through April 15. All active members of OHSPRA are able to vote during Board elections. Members may vote one time for each position. Contact Erika Daggett, Past President, at erikadaggett@foresthills.edu or 513-231-3600, with questions.
President-elect
Lou DeVincentis has more than two decades of experience in public relations including the last 19 years as the Director of Communications for the Orange City School District. At Orange, he oversees the district website, social media platforms, print publications, special events, media relations and community relations, as well as, assisting the superintendent, the board of education and district administrators with numerous projects and programs.

He also serves as a Communication Consultant with the Wickliffe City School District where for the past several years he has worked with the superintendent, parents and community members on a variety of facility and curriculum related projects. He has worked on several successful levy campaigns for both the Orange City School District and the Wickliffe City School District.

Since 2014, Lou has served on the Board of Directors for the Ohio School Public Relations Association including two years as Director of Contest and Awards and two years as Director of Membership.

He currently resides with his wife and their two children in Wickliffe, Ohio. Some of his community activities include coaching youth baseball, serving on the Lubrizol Corporation’s Citizens Advisory Panel, and working with the mayor on business growth opportunities.

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Treasurer
Patti Koslo has more than 20 years of experience in accounting, public relations, marketing, crisis management, strategic planning, levy campaigns, and event planning. She has led numerous communications initiatives, including business rebranding, community engagement with schools, crisis communication response, and grassroots engagement efforts for a variety of educational institutions and private businesses.

Before joining eSchoolView as the Director of Client Engagement, Koslo started K Communications, LLC in 2010, and worked as the Public Information Officer for Nordonia Hills City Schools for 15 years focusing on building strong relationships and focusing on the ‘human-side’ of business. One of the most interesting areas of her career – Koslo started working in accounting department for Johnson & Johnson, leaving the firm as a division accountant. Koslo realized while numbers were important to the organization it was critical to deliver these results with the right messaging. Building strong relationships, trust and credibility guide her approach to communications and organizational strategy. As a veteran in the communications field, her experience encompasses a full range of communication, marketing and public relations services. These include defining markets, competitive analysis, creating and delivering professional development, community engagement programs, strategic communication facilitation, leadership coaching, web site content development and management, image and brand development, crisis communication, media placement, and special events promotion.

Patti has presented on generational communication, brand marketing, parent and family engagement, and crisis communication at state and national conferences and has published journal articles in the same areas.

In addition to her work at eSchoolView, Patti has served many roles on various boards, including: Mid-East Vice President for the National School Public Relations Association, President of the Ohio Chapter of School Public Relations, Nordonia Hills Rotary President, Executive Director for the Nordonia Schools Foundation, and Treasurer for the Ohio School Public Relations Association. Patti continues to serve as consultant and trusted advisor to several school districts, foundations and non-profits looking to build innovative fundraising strategies and strengthen their communication efforts.

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Director of Contests and Awards
Olivia Bronczek is the Communications Coordinator for the Massillon City School District in Northeast Ohio. In her position, she writes crisis and district communications, coordinates district events, such as the State of the Schools, and develops social media content for all social media platforms including, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. She recently led a redesign of the district website. She also started the district’s venture into Instagram and Snapchat.

Previously, she was the Marketing Coordinator for Sugardale Foods in Massillon, Ohio. She developed and executed marketing events for the mobile marketing vehicle “The Taste of Sugardale”. She also assisted with the coordination of the Summer Events Internship Program as well as developed content for social media.

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Director of Communications
Kurt Moore is director of communications at Marion City Schools, where he started in 2014 after working as a reporter for 17 years at The Marion Star newspaper/MarionStar.com.

Kurt spent eight years covering education as a reporter as he built up the education beat after a period of the beat being unfilled. His honest and objective reporting earned him recognition on the Ohio School Board Association’s Media Honor Roll for three years straight. He received Associated Press Society of Ohio awards for feature, news, business and community writing.

Kurt serves on the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County’s board. He previously served on the I CAN CENTER of Excellence college access organization board. He championed diversity while at the newspaper, chairing the newspaper’s diversity committee and leading its outreach efforts.

He is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science.

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Director of Professional Development
Having held positions in the private sector, healthcare and education, Kari Basson brings more than 30 years of public relations experience to her current position. A graduate of the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in communications and minors in English and business, Kari held PR positions with the Better Business Bureau and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, prior to joining the administrative team with the Kettering City Schools as the coordinator of community relations and auxiliary services. She is also an award-winning print journalist, having worked for three years with Times Community Newspapers in the late 1980s. At Kettering, Kari manages all aspects of the district’s communications plan, including media relations, employee relations, website development and maintenance, social media, video production, community surveying, advertising and publications. In addition, she oversees the auxiliary services program for the district, working with four parochial schools and one private school on the management of auxiliary funds allocated by the state to non-public schools through their local public school district. Kari, an accomplished pubic speaker who has presented at the local and state levels on numerous occasions, has been a member of OHSPRA for more than 15 years. Kari and her husband, Rick, reside in Kettering and have three daughters and five grandchildren.
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