Ohio Attorney General and DU Alumnus Jim Petro '70 to Speak at Denison
Posted: September 6, 2004
GRANVILLE -- Ohio Attorney General and Denison University graduate Jim Petro '70 will speak at 4:30 p.m.(please note new time)on Tuesday (Sept. 14) in Herrick Auditorium at Denison University. This convocation is free and open to the public. This lecture is sponsored by the Denison College Republicans.
Petro has served as the Ohio's attorney general since 2003. As attorney general, Petro is the chief legal counsel for the state. His office manages over 35,000 active legal cases at any given time ranging from consumer fraud and criminal justice to environmental regulation enforcement and constitutional challenges.
Petro has held numerous other public service positions in Ohio including auditor, Cuyahoga County commissioner and state representative. With 30 years of legal experience, Petro also has worked as a practicing attorney, city law director and criminal prosecutor.
A member of the American Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association and Cleveland Bar Association, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Cuyahoga County Law Directors Association, Petro now serves on the executive committee of the National Association of Attorney Generals.
Petro has received numerous awards including the Outstanding Achievement in Government Award (2002), given by the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for significant contributions to the detection, deterrence or investigation of fraud; the Scantlebury Memorial Award (2002), an award given to government executives who demonstrate outstanding leadership and significant improvements in public-sector finance management; and the Association of Government Accountants' National Achievement of the Year Award (2000).
Petro's wife, Nancy ('70), and son, John ('99), also are graduates of Denison.
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