Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle • Grove City, Ohio 43123
Local: (614) 466-3834 • Statewide: 1-866-642-6723
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As always, the Attorney General’s Office is happy to come to your salon and provide CE approved training to equip you with tools to help prevent domestic violence in your community through the Cut It Out program. For more information, contact Venica Miller at Venica.Miller@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or (614) 466-3552. If you would like to host a seminar, please fill out the training request form online at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/CutItOut.
The event celebrated and recognized employees for their hard work and dedication to the over 135,000 licensed individuals and businesses in the cosmetology field in Ohio. Attorney General Richard Cordray was the guest speaker for the event. Attorney General Cordray spoke to the staff about the difficulties all Ohioans are facing during these difficult economic times. “I know many of you have had to experience pay reductions and cost savings days to help Ohio deal with this difficult budget,” said Mr. Cordray. “Your dedication and hard work to the licensed cosmetology professionals despite this, shows your ability to overcome adversity and make the Cosmetology Board in Ohio stronger,” he added.
|SONJA ROE – EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR-OFFICE STAFF
L-R Kevin L. Miller, Executive Director, Richard Cordray, Attorney General, State of Ohio, Sonja Roe, Administrative Action Coordinator, Steve Thompson, Board Chairman and Dolores Gillis, Board Member
|TONI MOORE – EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR-FIELD STAFF
L-R Kevin L. Miller, Executive Director, Toni Moore, Field Inspector, Richard Cordray, Attorney General, State of Ohio, Steve Thompson, Board Chairman and Dolores Gillis, Board Member
|LORI PEARSON - CHAMPION OF CUSTOMER SERVICE
L-R Kevin L. Miller, Executive Director, Richard Cordray, Attorney General, State of Ohio, Lori Pearson, Examiner/CE, Steve Thompson, Board Chairman and Dolores Gillis, Board Member
Sonja Roe, Administrative Action Coordinator was selected as the Central Office Employee of the Year. Mrs. Roe has been employed with the state for over 9 years and previously was selected as a Champion of Customer Service by Director Kevin L. Miller. Mrs. Roe interacts with licensees who have violations and processes fine payments and hearing requests.
Toni Moore, Field Inspector based out of the Columbus area, was selected as the Field Staff Employee of the Year. Mrs. Moore has been employed for 20 years with the Board and began her tenure as a testing examiner. Mrs. Moore is responsible for enforcing Ohio’s safety and sanitation laws in all salons and tanning businesses across Ohio. Mrs. Moore was also previously selected as a Champion of Customer Service.
“Sonja and Toni are great examples of working hard and caring about those around them”, said Kevin L. Miller, Executive Director of the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. “I am particularly pleased that they are both past winners of the Champion of Customer Service award,” he added. The Employee of the Year recipients are nominated by fellow employees with final selections made by a committee of Board Members.
This year’s Champion of Customer Service was Lori Pearson, Examiner and Continuing Education Program Coordinator. This award was developed to recognize those individuals who consistently provide outstanding customer service to the public. Mrs. Pearson implemented new strategies to streamline the application process of CE providers, while holding them accountable to deliver the training our licensees requested. Mrs. Pearson has been employed with the Board for three years.
Board Chairman Steve Thompson and Board Member Dolores Gillis joined Executive Director Kevin L. Miller and Attorney General Richard Cordray in presenting the awards.
Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Local: (614) 466-3834
Fax: (614) 644-6880
Steve Thompson, Chairman, Independent Contractor
Daisy Rickman, Cosmetologist & Salon Owner
NeCole Cumberlander, School Owner
Kimberly Thomas, Salon Owner
Dr. Marilyn Huheey, Medical Doctor
Bernadine Neal, Cosmetology Instructor
Delores Gillis, Cosmetologist
Charles Penzone, Cosmetologist & Salon Owner
Dr. Milroy Samuel, General Public