Mandi’s nominator calls her a “giver” and willing to “go above and beyond, despite her plate being full.” She is described as incredibly competent, warm and unafraid to encourage others around her to strive for more and better, constantly looking to lift up other women and achieve progress for women in state government.
While only two years out of law school, Mandi has not taken long to establish a reputation for herself as a hardworking and dedicated attorney on Cap Square. She is driven daily by the desire to support her clients and colleagues, all while trying to make a positive impact on the legal profession and public policy field more broadly. A self-proclaimed nerd at heart, Mandi’s favorite part of her job is being able to write and research the law, but she also finds enjoyment in the ability to engage with such a wide variety of people in the course of her job. She speaks highly of the other government affairs professionals in the Columbus area, and has formed great friendships with many of them through her involvement in the Jo Ann Davidson Leadership Institute.
Mandi cites her time at OSU’s Moritz College of Law as the defining moment in her career thus far, as it opened many doors for her personally and professionally. While at OSU, she was elected President of the Public Interest Law Foundation, and she retains an interest in service to this day through her role as a member of the young professionals board of the Homeless Families Foundation. She is also involved in the Miami University Pre-Law Alumni Advisory Board, the Ohio Bar Association and Ohio Women’s Bar Association. A proponent of the “work hard, play hard” mantra, Mandi shares the following advice with fellow OWIG members: “Spread light, not darkness, and remember to take care of yourself so that you’re able to take care of others.”