Eric Hall | Department Adjutant | Executive Director

Phone: 740-513-5359 | Email: Adjutant@ohiolegion.com

Eric Hall retired from the United States Navy as a veteran with 20 years of service. As a staunch advocate for the powerful mission of The American Legion, he began his journey as a Department Service Officer in 2018 and now considers it an honor to serve as the Department of Ohio Adjutant. With degrees from both Johnson & Wales University and Cleveland State University, Eric’s education focused on both logistics and business administration. Eric and Diane have been married for 32 years and reside in North Olmsted in the greater Cleveland area. They have two children – Brittany and Alexandria – and a growing number of grandchildren.  Eric is proud to serve all veterans and excited about the opportunities available for all of Ohio’s Legionnaires.

Sherry Yockey | Executive Administrative Assistant

Phone: 740-513-5359 | Email: executiveadmin@ohiolegion.com| Email: admin@ohiolegion.com

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain Department calendars regarding events, meetings, and officer travel requests for speaking
  • Electronic and hard copy/mail communications with the Department Executive Committee members
  • Preparation of and information distribution for Department Executive Committee members and meetings
  • Organization of conference, event, and meeting information for Department Adjutant
  • Respond, communicate, and document high volume communications via phone/email from Posts, staff, and DEC members
  • Maintain record keeping of all official meetings for archive
  • Organize, communicate, and maintain District information with deadlines
  • Communicate specific information to National Headquarters to support National record-keeping and deadlines
  • Manage traffic and access to Department Adjutant Office
  • Notify key Legionnaires of meetings and events they are required, or asked, to attend
  • Organize correspondence regarding finance, incoming mail, and National mail/email traffic
  • Communicates and corresponds with Department Judge Advocate and Posts regarding Constitution and By-Law updates submitted to Department Headquarters for review and approval
  • Confidentiality of information of both Department and members
  • Reports directly to the Department Adjutant on all matters
  • Assists the Department Commander, Vice Commanders, NEC, Judge Advocate, and DEC Officers, when necessary, communicating and documenting assistance provided to the Department Adjutant
  • Assist in organizing travel arrangements for Commander, Adjutant, and NEC Members
  • Assist in Post com pliancy and conversion of files from hard copy to electronic
  • Manage projects assigned to by Department Adjutant
  • From time to time, may be the lead for special meetings/occasions
  • Orders and organizes meals that may need to be ordered to support certain events/meetings

Vacant | Front Desk Administrator

Phone: 740-362-7478 | Email: legion@ohiolegion.com

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain Department email
  • Front desk reception, answering/transferring all incoming phone calls
  • Daily mail distribution to Department staff section leaders
  • Special projects and spreadsheet contact information maintenance

Tamar Fowler | Membership Administrator

Phone: 740-816-7552 | Email: tfowler@ohiolegion.com | Email: membership@ohiolegion.com

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Membership Processing
  • Membership email and customer service phone calls
  • Officer Certification forms archival
  • Department resource requests
  • Special projects and spreadsheet contact information maintenance

Rebecca Corbin | Fiscal Secretary

Phone: 740-513-5389| Email: corbin@ohiolegion.com

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Accounts Payable / Receivable
  • Emblem Sales
  • All outsourced resource orders
  • Collaborates with Auditing personnel
  • Investments
  • Budget

Christie White | Americanism and Children & Youth Coordinator

Phone: 740-513-5199 | Email: programs@ohiolegion.com

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Baseball Committee
  • Citizens Flag Alliance
  • Buckeye Boys State
  • Youth Cadet Law Enforcement
  • Scouting
  • Religious Emphasis/Four Chaplains
  • Oratorical
  • Junior Shooting Sports
  • Americanism & Government
  • Dayton & Western Reserve Memorial Services
  • Child Welfare Foundation
  • Special Olympics
  • Temporary Financial Assistance
  • Halloween Awareness
  • National Family Week
  • Veterans and Children Foundation
  • Drug and Suicide Education Prevention
  • Convention Corporation
  • Department Convention
  • National Convention
  • Mid-Winter (Spring) Conference
  • Fall Conference
  • Legacy Scholarship

John Robinson | Department Assistant Adjutant / Membership – SAL – Post Activities Coordinator

Phone: 740-816-7596 | Email: jrobinson@ohiolegion.com

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • DMS Program
  • Membership Awards
  • Buddy Check Program
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Member Benefits
  • Bowling Tournament
  • Golf Tournament
  • Pool Tournament
  • Euchre Tournament
  • Minority Veterans

Jon Vulgamore | Media/Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Phone: 740-816-7659 | Email: vulgamore@ohiolegion.com

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Media, Marketing, & Communications Commission liaison
  • Website & Social Media Platform maintenance
  • Bulk Mailings & major printing jobs
  • Ohio Legion News (OLN) & Digital Only Ohio Legion News
  • Publications & Media editing and design
  • Information Marketing with mass email application
  • Audio/Visual and tech support

 Andrew Klingler | VHA / GFY / VAVS Coordinator

Phone: 740-513-1787 | Email: aklingler@ohiolegion.com

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • VAVS and VHA Coordinator
  • Gifts For Yanks Liaison
  • Ohio Veterans Homes
  • VA Voluntary Services
  • Department Scholarship Program
  • Vendor sponsorships for major Department Events
  • Other various Programs & Event support

Scott Palider | Legislative / National Security / VA&R Coordinator

Phone: 740-816-7579 | Email: spalider@ohiolegion.com

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • National Legislative Commission
  • Ohio General Assembly
  • Members of Congress
  • Law & Order
  • POW/MIA Program
  • National Emergency Fund
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Amateur Radio Club
  • Immigration
  • Blood Donor Program
  • Military & National Guard
  • Employment & Education
  • Ohio Veterans Homes
  • VA Voluntary Services
  • System Worth Saving
  • PTSD/ Suicide Awareness

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Processing Claims
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Processing Claims
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Processing Claims
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Processing Claims
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Processing Claims
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Processing Claims
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Processing Claims

Cleveland VARO Department Service Officers

The American Legion
1240 East 9th St., Rm. 923 P.O. Box 99430
Cleveland, OH 44199
O: 216-522-3530
F: 216-357-5668

Bill Genochio | DSO, Field Office Supervisor, ALR Liaison, VA&R – VBA – PSO

Phone: 216-522-3530 ext. 53746 | Email: William.Genochio@va.gov | genochio@ohiolegion.com

Will Brown | US ARMY, DSO

Phone: 216-522-3530 ext. 53745 | Email: will.brown@va.gov | brown@ohiolegion.com

Michelle Jones | Mother of US ARMY Act. Duty, DSO

Phone: 216-522-3530 ext. 53747 | Email: jones@ohiolegion.com | Michelle.Jones6@va.gov

Thomas White | DSO

Phone: 216-522-3530 ext. 53743 | Email: twhite@ohiolegion.com


 

Cincinnati VAMC Department Service Officer

The American Legion C/O VAMC
3200 Vine St, Room B148a
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Beth Schroeder | US Army, DSO

Phone: 513-475-6440 W / 513-475-6557 F | Email: bgarino@ohiolegion.com | Beth.garino@va.gov


 

Dayton VAMC/WPAFB Department Service Officer

The American Legion C/O VA
Patient Tower, Room 1D-145e
4100 W Third St
PO Box 335
Dayton, OH 45428

Gary Felver | US Navy, DSO

Phone: 937-268-6511 ext 2967 | Email: gfelver@ohiolegion.com


 

Columbus VAACC-Department Service Officer

The American Legion
Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center
420 N James Rd, Room 1A045
Columbus, OH 43219

Douglas Schultz | DSO

Phone: 614-257-5497 | Email: dschultz@ohiolegion.com


 

 Shirley Espenshade | Charities Inc.

Phone: 740-513-1722 | Email: espenshade@ohiolegion.com

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Charities Board Secretary
  • Charities customer service calls and emails
  • Charities Sweepstakes administration