Meet the Candidates for Chairperson!

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Vote for OCWiC Chair

Online voting for new OCWiC ACM-W Officers will be from July 9th thru July 15th.

Here are the candidates for the Chairperson position.

  • Rachelle Hippler
  • Ashley Kline-Tozzi

Rachelle Hippler

Currently, aAssociate Professor
atBaldwin Wallace University
Nominator’s statementRachelle’s history with the organization and her experience with leadership in ACM-W will be valuable to her understanding of how to lead OCWiC and help continue its growth

Rachelle Kristof Hippler is an Associate Professor of Software Engineering at Baldwin Wallace University near Cleveland, OH. She is a member of the leadership team for ACM-W Professional Chapters and has been active with OCWIC since it started in 2005 holding positions of Conference Chair and Logistics Chair. She currently holds the board member position of vice-chair on the OCWIC Council.

Ashley Kline-Tozzi

Currently, aEngineering Manager
atBeam Dental
Nominator’s statementAshley brings professionalism and leadership to everything she does. She is an organized and calm team leader who never gets overwhelmed or distracted by events. With her industry background, Ashley would bring a different perspective to the OCWiC organization that would help it evolve into a more inclusive community support organization.

Ashley Kline-Tozzi has spent the last 12 years in the Web application / Software Development industry. She obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Strayer University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University. She began her career as a Web application developer with a love of learning and wanting to understand the business processes in order to provide the right solutions.

It is because of that desire to understand and create what the business needs to be successful, she decided to shift gears a bit and moved into a product owner/manager role. In this role she worked with senior leadership to build solutions and managed a small team. She has always had a passion for helping people learn and grow. She knew she wanted to manage building people just as much, if not more, as building software. That led her to her role as an Engineering Manager at Beam Dental where she is responsible for helping her team continue to strengthen and grow their skills.

In addition to her work experiences, she has been an active participant in the Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing events. She has attended as a student and moved to volunteering as an industry professional performing resume reviews, program development and most recently the role of General Chair. She has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities to connect with, encourage, and “pull back the curtain” for students to see there are many opportunities in the world of computing!

Lastly, but the most important, Ashley has a 6 year old daughter who loves playing games and completing puzzles with her mom! Her daughter loves math and hopefully always will!