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Franklin University and the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County Co-Host Annual Public Officials Breakfast

For Immediate Release: February 24, 2016

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County to co-host today’s annual Public Officials Breakfast.

Each year, the Human Service Chamber invites elected officials and key policymakers to its Public Officials Breakfast, allowing its members to share their concerns and ideas to solve Franklin County’s most complex systemic issues. The Public Official Breakfast provides a chance to interact with top executives from social service nonprofits and elected officials who represent Franklin County at the various levels of government: city, county, state and federal.

With a goal of speaking with one voice about issues such as housing, jobs, children, health and the human service sector as a whole, Rob Alexander, Executive Director of the Human Service Chamber, welcomed the group and introduced the following agenda:

Keynote Address: Zach Klein, Columbus City Council President

Guest Speaker: Priscilla Tyson, Columbus City Council President Pro-tem

Human Service Chamber Public Policy Presentations by:
E.J. Thomas, Habitat for Humanity – MidOhio and Chair of HSC Board
Margie Pizzuti, Goodwill Columbus
King Stumpp, Netcare Access
Rebecca Asmo, Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus
Duane Casares, Directions for Youth and Families

Speaker: Dr. Alex Heckman, Franklin University College of Health & Public Administration: 
“Preparing Tomorrow’s Social Service Leaders”

Through events such as this morning’s Public Official Breakfast, relationships and knowledge sharing lead to changes that will make a positive difference in the lives of many.

About the Human Services Chamber
The Human Service Chamber of Franklin County is an association of human service organizations in Franklin County dedicated to improving the quality of human services by advocating for greater investment in human services, facilitating increased collaboration, advocating for the needs of their clients, and impacting public policy. The Chamber’s mission is to enhance system efficiencies and effectiveness in order to develop one voice for the human service system by promoting, enhancing, and advocating for human service organizations and the clients they serve in central Ohio.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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