Advocacy for Career-Technical and Adult Education
Ohio ACTE leaders, legislative counsel and staff work diligently to represent career-tech at the state and national level. We interact with the Ohio legislature, Governor's office and state departments, as well as our national members of Congress. Ohio ACTE counts on members to help with advocacy through grassroots efforts, like setting up school visits with our state and federal legislators. The leadership and advocacy team members work with Ohio legislators, ODE leadership, Ohio Means Jobs, Ohio Office of Workforce Transformation and other education-related organizations on behalf of career-technical and adult education. Members are informed of Ohio ACTE's efforts through the association's monthly e-news via email and updates from legislative counsel at association events. For more information on Ohio ACTE advocacy efforts, contact Ohio ACTE Executive Director Christine Gardner.
William Vorys, Attorney
Ohio ACTE Legislative Counsel
Dickinson Wright, Columbus
William Vorys supports clients through public policy advocacy at the Ohio statehouse, regulatory compliance, and drafting of legislative proposals. He also represents companies, trade groups, and nonprofits before the General Assembly and state executive agencies. He advises clients with general corporate, reorganization, and securities matters.
Christine Gardner, MBA
Christine has been executive director of Ohio ACTE since October 2006. She has a background in communication, public relations and association management, including government relations and advocacy. She currently serves on the Governor's Workforce Board, representing career-tech education.