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The 2016 Cleveland Host Committee and JobsOhio are hosting six Policy Panel discussions at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21. These discussions focus on important public policy issues and feature prominent business, academic, nonprofit and government leaders from Ohio and throughout the United States.

JobsOhio will stream five of the sessions live. If you’d like to watch a streaming broadcast live or follow the event, please click on the appropriate link. You can visit a link before the scheduled broadcast to set-up a notification.

All panels will take place at the Global Center for Health Innovation


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Future of Education: Parental Choice & Innovation

9:30 – 11:00 AM

Livestream at

  • Betsy DeVos, Chairman, American Federation for Children
  • William McGurn, Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
  • Denisha Merriweather, Graduate Student, Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Alumnae
  • U.S. Congressman Luke Messer (IN-6)

Public & Private Solutions to America’s Opioid Crisis

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Livestream at

  • Attorney General Mike DeWine, (OH)
  • Erin Hoeflinger, President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio
  • Tracy Plouck, Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Senator Rob Portman (OH)
  • Dr. Richard Rosenquist, Chairman of the Department of Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic

Drug Discovery & Development: Collaboration for Better Health

3:15 – 4:45 PM

Livestream at

  • Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26)
  • Governor Mike Leavitt, Founder and Chairman, Leavitt Partners
  • Jim Robinson, President, Astellas Americas
  • Thomas F. Zenty III, Chief Executive Officer, University Hospitals, Cleveland

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Building the Workforce Pipeline

9:30 – 11:00 AM

Livestream at

  • Arthur F. Anton, President and CEO, Swagelok Company
  • U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC-5)
  • Anthony Hughes, CEO, Tech Elevator
  • Dr. Alex Johnson, President, Cuyahoga Community College
  • Ken Taylor, Owner and President, Ohio CAT

Revitalization & Rehabilitation of Our Communities and the Access to Credit & Capital

9:45 – 11:15 AM

No livestream available.

  • Beth Mooney, Chairman & CEO, KeyCorp
  • Paul Clark, Regional President, PNC Bank, Cleveland
  • Bill Emerson, Chief Executive Officer, Quicken Loans
  • U.S. Congressman French Hill (AR-2)
  • William “Bill” Koehler, Chief Executive Officer, Team NEO

The Energy Industry’s Role in Building a Better Future

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Livestream at

  • Gary R. Heminger, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • Stanley G. Chapman III, Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines, TransCanada Corporation
  • Jack N. Gerard, President and CEO, American Petroleum Institute
  • Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-6)