Employer Advisory Board

Employer Advisory Board:

The Employer Advisory Board provides an opportunity for you to serve in an advisory capacity as a recruitment expert and champion of the Career Center's vision, mission, services, and programs. Members share insights with colleagues and facilitate recruitment partnerships, all while increasing their visibility at the University and developing relationships with faculty and staff. Membership on this board is a one-year commitment. 

Check out some of this year's Employer Advisory Board members who shared a piece of career advice for our Falcons:


Shana Braxton ('12)

Position: Director of Operations at The Presidents' Council

"Everything is possible, take action towards your business and career goals, and do not expect instant results. Over time and with growing pains you will see the fruits of your labor."


Julie Dibartolomeo

Position: Senior Human Resources Advisor at Speedway LLC

"If you can back up your classroom learning with real business experience it will not only help put you ahead of others in the candidate pool, but it can result in advanced position offers due to your hands-on experience."


Jeff Forlenza

Position: Senior Project Manager at Eclipse Companies LLC

"As first impressions are crucial, it’s important to be able to look prospective employers and customers in the eyes and present yourself in a thoughtful and professional manner."


Danielle Heffernan

Position: Manager, Cooperative Learning Partnerships at Cedar Point

"You will learn something from every job you have in life. Always be professional and treat each job like it is what you want to do for the rest of your life."


Eric Jones ('00)

Position: Senior Relations Manager at Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans

"Don’t be afraid to fail. Failures happen so that you can grow and learn from them. Also, make things that are uncomfortable, comfortable. Expand your comfort zone!"


Amy Martin

Position: Compensation Analyst at The Andersons Inc.

"Do not be reluctant to change or take new opportunities! Those opportunities will allow you to learn and grow in your career."


Jessica MacFarlane

Position: Assistant Manager of Box Office Sales and Services at Toledo Mud Hens and Toledo Walleye

"Approach each opportunity with a positive attitude and a goal to develop or enhance your skills and experience."


Sandy McFarland

Position: HR Coordinator at Metroparks Toledo

"Always be yourself."

LaMeika Robinson

LaMeika Robinson

Position: Director, Strategic Staffing at Columbus City Schools

"Always build solid professional relationships within your university and work environment."


Rich Rosenthal ('74, '76)

Position: Principle and Founder at RSR Consulting LLC

"Expand your horizons by being open to new and unexpected opportunities and familiarize yourself with your prospects ahead of meeting them."


Patrice Russell

Position: Talent Acquisition Program Manager at Akron Children’s Hospital

"Don’t miss your journey being focused on the end result. Cultivate a passion for the process of becoming."


Spencer Streeter

Position: Talent Acquisition Manager at Charles River Laboratories

"Follow what you are passionate about! You want work to be fun and you should enjoy what you do."


Megan Stretavski ('03)

Position: Workforce Initiatives Manager at Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

"Enter a field of work you are passionate about, keep your goals in mind when making career decisions, and always remember where you started!"


Michelle Turner

Position: Director of Human Resources/Management Services at WGTE Public Media

"When you make a mistake, be honest, apologize, and provide a solution so it won't happen again."