Amista Lipot
Founder Jo Ann Davidson (left) and Chair Betty Montgomery (right) are shown with Amista Lipot (center) at the Institute’s graduation ceremony on May 3 in Washington, D.C.

Voinovich School director graduates from the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute

May 22, 2017

Former Ohio Attorney General Betty D. Montgomery, Chair of the Board for The Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute, announced that Amista Lipot, Director of External Relations and Strategic Partnerships for the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, graduated from the Institute at a recent ceremony that took place in Washington, D.C.

“These outstanding women leaders are dedicated to applying their experience and skills to community and public service,” Montgomery said.  “It is inspiring to watch their growth and commitment to a better future for our state and our communities.”

Former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson, who founded the leadership program, indicated that “The Institute’s eight-month leadership training provides professional training for women aspiring to become leaders in public and community service.  Extensive studies are offered in local, state and federal governments, as well as public policy, public speaking, politics and the organization of political parties.”  The final week of training took place in Washington, D.C. where national and congressional leaders addressed the Institute. 

Since its first class in 2001, 336 Ohio women from over 60 counties have completed the leadership course.  In the fall, the Institute will begin its 18th class.  Applications for the class are available online by going to www.jadleadershipinstitute.com.    The application deadline is June 15.