Kurt Tunnell Diversity & Inclusion Sponsor Award

The Ohio Women’s Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is pleased to recognize the exceptional efforts of individuals and organizations promoting the full and equal participation of diverse attorneys at all levels of the legal profession, with a particular focus on women, including women of color.

The OWBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Board of Trustees unanimously decided in 2019 to rename their D&I Sponsor Award to the "Kurt Tunnell D&I Sponsor Award", to honor the legacy of Mr. Tunnell and his impact on the legal community as a sponsor. The announcement was officially made at the 2021 Annual Meeting Luncheon on April 30, 2021. 

The Kurt Tunnell D&I Sponsor Award is presented to one legal professional who has individually championed the careers of women attorneys and the topic of diversity and inclusion.

Award Recipients:

  • 2016 -- Anthony Sharett, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • 2017 -- James (Jim) Johnson, Founder, Summer Work Experience in Law
  • 2018 -- Kurt Tunnell, Bricker & Eckler
  • 2019 -- Bill Nolan, Barnes & Thornburg 
  • 2021 -- Kimberly Amrine, Frost Brown Todd 
  • 2022 -- Jeffrey B. Jones, Littler Mendelson

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