Rob Gilmore Elected as Chair of the Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana Board of Directors

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana is pleased to announce Rob Gilmore, a partner at Kohrman Jackson & Krantz (KJK), was elected to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors. Rob was first appointed to the board in 2010, and had served as vice-chair since 2014.

In his new role as chair, Gilmore will work closely with John R. von Arx III, the organization’s president and CEO, to ensure the board’s work is closely aligned with the organization’s strategic direction while providing leadership and inspiring the board to govern with a focus on achieving the organization’s mission.

“I am delighted to have Rob as Chair of our Board of Directors, said John R. von Arx III, president and CEO of Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana. “Since 2014, Rob’s leadership as vice-chair has demonstrated he has a servant’s heart. As chair, he will lead us into the next phase of our mission as we undergo a strategic planning initiative. We’re in good hands.”

In his role at KJK, Rob serves as chair of the Labor & Employment practice group and leads the firm’s Employment & Severance Negotiations group. In addition to serving on the board for VOAOHIN, Rob is a member of the Cleveland State University Foundation Board of Directors, the board of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, and the board of directors for AJC Cleveland.

Rob is also a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America’s Trial Law and Diversity Law Institutes, and is a co-chair of the Contracts and Executive Compensation Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee.

About Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

Volunteers of America is a national, non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through thousands of human services programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps nearly 1.3 million people across the country – more than 23,000 in Ohio and Indiana alone. Established locally in 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including low-income seniors, veterans, homeless individuals and families, men and women returning home after incarceration, and those recovering from addictions.

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