Board of Education: OSBA Business Honor Roll

Lakota Board of Education Recognizes OSBA Business Honor Roll
Posted on 10/19/2020

Business Honor Roll Four Organizations Honored for their Dedication & Support of Lakota Cyber Academy

The Lakota Local Schools Board of Education announced four outstanding business partners as recipients of the Ohio School Boards Association’s (OSBA) Business Honor Roll at last night’s school board meeting. 

Louie Hollmeyer, Director of Marketing at Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC), Ron Ford, Vice President of ASRC Federal Holding Company, Terry Williams, Chief Information Officer at Belcan, LLC and Darrel Sandefur, Enterprise Security Engineer at Kroger Technology were recognized for their strong support of the Lakota Cyber Academy. 

“These four partners have been an essential part of the Lakota Cyber Academy since the beginning,” said Brad Lovell, president of the Lakota Board of Education. “We appreciate their unwavering support of Lakota Local Schools and our students.” 

Hollmeyer, ATC’s Marketing Director, has served in a critical capacity setting up mentorships and internships for the Lakota Cyber Academy students. Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, ATC has been a leading partner of the Lakota Cyber Academy. 

Ford, Vice President at ASRC, has been a catalyst of the development of the Lakota Cyber Academy, leading strategic initiatives and guiding its advisory board. ASRC Federal Holding Company is an Alaska Native Corporation that supports a family of companies that provide a broad range of services to federal civilian, intelligence and defense agencies. 

Williams, Chief Information Officer at Belcan, plays an integral part of the district’s Cyber Academy Advisory Board. A leader in cybersecurity, Belcan has not only helped with the launch of this curriculum, but, with its large cybersecurity recruiting division, will assist Lakota Cyber Academy students in finding internships through the program. 

Sandefur, Enterprise Security Engineer at Kroger Technology, has been a technical advisor to the Lakota Cyber Academy since the beginning and has provided invaluable guidance and insight. Kroger Technology, one of Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2016, strives to become the most valued technology organization in retail.  

“Business partners are the lifeblood of what we do in this program,” said Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Keith Koehne. “Without them, we could not have gotten this program off the ground. Nor could we make this a real world learning opportunity for our students.”

The OSBA Business Honor Roll program gives school districts a way to say “thank you” to local businesses and recognize them for their valuable contributions to schools.