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2013 Idea Exchange Breakfast Keynote Speaker

Mr. David Yost
Ohio Auditor of State
The State of Ohio


 

Auditor Yost became Ohio’s 32nd Auditor of State on January 10, 2011 with the mission of “skinnier, smarter government.” A former Columbus Citizen Journal reporter, Auditor Yost moved into public service in Delaware County where he served as County Auditor and Prosecutor and gained a reputation for his fierce commitment to fiscal integrity.

Upon taking office, Auditor Yost first partnered with the Ohio General Assembly to drive leaner government through the expansion of performance audits at both the state and local levels. His work with legislators broke down barriers in state law to make it easier for local governments to share services and voluntarily merge. 
 
Auditor Yost is also building a track record of cracking down on fraud. He worked with legislators to institute a penalty on public officials who use tax dollars for political purposes. 
 
Auditor Yost earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and law degree from Capital University. Auditor Yost and his wife, Darlene, make their home in Delaware County. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.
 
 
 
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2013 Idea Exchange Lunch Keynote Speaker

Ms. Aziza Eastwood
Controller
Horseshoe Casino, Cleveland, Ohio


Ms. Eastwood has worked at the Caesars Corporation for 7 years. In that time, she’s worked in several different departments including, human resources, continuous improvement and finance.

Ms. Eastwood assisted in the opening of the Horseshoe Cleveland in early 2012 and was instrumental in the development of the cage and count department. As the Casino’s Operations Controller, Ms. Eastwood oversees cashiering, credit and count. Ms. Eastwood’s area of focus is on developing employees, execution of great customer service, cost savings and credit development.
 
Ms. Eastwood is a graduate of Penn State University.