COLUMBUS, Ohio – Betty D. Montgomery, chair of the board of directors of the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute, announced that Delaware County residents, Beth Fligner and Kathy Loken, graduated from the prestigious institute during a recent ceremony that took place in Columbus.
Fligner resides in Dublin with her husband and two daughters. She is an assistant attorney in the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office.
Prior to retiring, Loken worked for Huntington National Bank for 45 years, where she was senior vice president of the Commercial Banking division. Loken lives in Galena with her husband.
“These exceptional women leaders are dedicated to applying their experience and skills to community and public service,” said Montgomery. “It’s inspiring to see their growth and their commitment to a better future for our state and our communities. “
The institute’s eight-month leadership training provides professional training for women who aspire to become leaders in public and community service. In-depth studies are offered in local, state, and federal government, as well as public policy, public speaking, politics, and party organization.
Since her first class in 2001, 431 Ohio women from 71 counties have taken the leadership course.
In the fall, the institute will begin its 22nd class. Applications for the 2022 class, which are due June 15, are available online by going to www.jadleadershipinstitute.com.
Submitted by the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute.