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Ohio Association of Election Officials


Officers of the Association consist of a President, Immediate Past President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Each officer is a voting member of the Association and is elected by the incoming Board of Trustees for a one-year term. The First Vice President is of the opposite political party as the President, and the Second Vice President is of the same political party as the President. The Secretary and Treasurer are of opposite political parties.
Timothy A Ward
Tim Ward (Director, Madison County)

Immediate Past President:
Penny L. Brooks (Deputy Director, Athens)

First Vice-President– Jocelyn Bucaro, Butler County
Second Vice President– Rob Frost, Cuyahoga County
Treasurer– Jody O’Brien, Hancock County
Secretary– Beth Ann Snyder, Fayette County


Officer Bios:

Tim Ward is the President of OAEO.   President Ward has been the Director of the Madison County Board of Elections since February 2007.  He has served the OAEO as a Trustee, Co-Chair and member for the Legislative Committee, Conference Committee, Website Committee and the OAEO/CCAO Funding Committee.

Penny L. Brooks is the  Immediate Past President of OAEO.   Brooks serves as the Deputy Director of the Athens County Board of Elections.  She has been working with the Board of Elections for the last 42 years.  She served on the following committees for the OAEO: Trustee, Nominating and Legislative, also served as Secretary of the OAEO.   She currently serves Legislative, Registration and Conference committees of OAEO.  On the local level, She is currently on the Democratic Central and Executive Committees.

Jocelyn Bucaro  is the 1st Vice President of OAEO. Vice President Bucaro serves as the Deputy Director of Butler County Board of Elections.

Rob Frost  is the 2nd Vice President of OAEO. Vice President Rob serves as a Board Member of Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.  Having also served as Chairman of the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County since January of 2005, Rob is also counsel with Tucker Ellis, LLP law firm in Cleveland and a former Rocky River City Councilman.

Jody Beall O’Brien serves as the Treasurer of OAEO. Treasurer O’Brien has been the Deputy Director/Director of the Hancock County Board of Elections for 17 years and has served the OAEO as a trustee and officer since 2006.  A graduate of the JoAnn Davidson Leadership Institute, O’Brien is a member in her party’s county central committee and is a member of a variety of civic and church committees and organizations.

Beth Ann Snyder serves as the Secretary of OAEO.  Secretary Snyder has served the Fayette County Board of Elections and has been a contributing member of the OAEO for 20 years.  Snyder has been a Trustee or a Member of the Legislative Committee since 1999 and has served on various committees including on the education, nominating, audit, and conference planning committees. She has served on Project EVEREST in 2008 and was appointed as Secretary of the Association in January of 2009.

Aaron Ockerman,our Executive Director, has represented the Ohio Association of Election Officials since 2001. In addition, he specializes in executive agency relations, legislative lobbying and public procurement. He has represented a broad array of clients including statewide associations, non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies. Before joining the private sector, he served as legislative liaison for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Prior to this, in his time service as legislative aide with Senator Louis W. Blessing Jr., he staffed both the Senate Judiciary and Ways and Means Committees. Aaron graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dayton where he holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. He is married to Denise Ockerman, and they have a son, Adam and a daughter, Megan.

2 Responses so far.

  1. Tony Kaloger says:

    I am an Election Official with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. I am making my plans for the Winter Conference. I am trying to determine how many OAEO credit hours I have earned and how many are required for graduation. Who would I speak with to get this information?

    Tony Kaloger
    Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
    Office: 216-443-3272
    Cell: 216-854-8025

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