Show Them The Way… Differently: New Strategies for Academic & Career Counseling

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM, Room 4

3:10 PM – 4:00 PM, Room 3

A look at new ideas for career counseling and advising and how nontraditional approaches can provide better support for some students.

Amy Donahoe has served as the Director of Workforce Development at the Greater Springfield Partnership since 2008. She works closely with workforce development and economic development partners in Clark County and the entire region, and focuses on the growth and retention of local businesses.  Amy has partnered on a number of community workforce initiatives with target populations ranging from 8th grade students thru adults, including the organization of large regional job fairs each year.  She has worked in the Clark County community for over 20 years.

Amy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a concentration in Human Resources from Bowling Green State University in 1999. She is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Clark County (LCC), and served on the LCC board of directors for 6 years post-graduation.  In 2016, Amy was selected for the Education & Training Division Fellowship program via the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).  Amy is a past president of the Springfield Human Resource Management Association (SHRMA), and currently serves as the Membership Chair on the SHRMA Advisory Board. Amy and her husband served as co-chairs for the local United Way campaign in 2015 and 2016, and she was asked to join the Board of United Way of Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties in 2017, where she currently serves as Board President. Amy has also served on the Advisory Board for the Springfield Small Business Development Center (SBDC) since 2020.

Josh Luke obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Family Financial Management from The Ohio State University in 2006, and later completed his Master’s Degree in Management, Strategy, and Leadership from Michigan State University in 2016. Professionally, he has worked in Higher Education for nearly 14 years in different in various offices including Financial Aid, Human Resources, and Admissions. 

Josh currently serves as the Business Services Manager for OhioMeansJobs Allen County where he collaborates with local employers to develop workforce solutions through different services such as job posting, recruitment, hiring events, marketing, and access to training funding. Josh resides in Lima with his wife of 17 years, Valerie, and their two children, Levi, 15, and Ella, 11.