LO Advisory Board Elects Two New Members

The LO Advisory Board is pleased to announce the addition of two new esteemed members, Lauren Rich Fine and Steven M. Ott.

Lauren Rich Fine is currently Practitioner in Residence, Kent State University College of Communications & Information. Ms. Fine, CFA, was, until recently, a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch in Equity Research. A 19-year veteran, she covered the publishing, information, advertising and online industries. She was a ranked member of the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team for 14 years holding the number one position for 11 years. Lauren has an MBA from the Stern School of Management (NYU) and a BA in Psychology/Economics from Tufts University. Ms. Fine is married and has five teenage children/stepchildren.

Lauren also serves on the Boards of Brand Muscle, the Cleveland Film Society, the Cleveland Jewish News (Executive Committee), the Chautauqua Foundation, In Counsel with Women (Executive Committee), Laurel School, and Urban Community School, a not-for-profit school for low income families in Cleveland. She is on the Advisory Boards of Dix & Eaton, a public relations firm in Cleveland, and the Poynter Institute, a school for journalists in St. Petersburg and on the marketing committee at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

With Ott & Associates, Steven M. Ott concentrates in several areas of law in Ohio and California, including Internet law, general business and corporate law, and real estate. Mr. Ott also represents businesses and community associations as general counsel. His practice includes counseling and advising clients as well as prosecuting and defending claims and lawsuits in all the above areas of law.

Steve is licensed to practice law in the States of Ohio and California, Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has served as a speaker in numerous seminars.

Steve is a graduate of Lakewood High School (1973), Ohio Wesleyan (1977), and Cleveland Marshall College of Law (1980). He and his wife, Kathy, both moved to Lakewood in the 1960s and have been here ever since. They have two children. Steve is the Two Rivers District Chairman with Boy Scouts and is currently serving as Chairman for Lakewood Community Progress Inc.’s Organization Committee.

We are honored to have two such eminently qualified experts on board.
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Volume 4, Issue 1, Posted 8:13 PM, 01.06.2008