Mid-Ohio February Newsletter Print

President's Report

Hello Mid-Ohio HDI friends!

We hope that you have had a great start to 2018, the Mid-Ohio HDI Board have worked hard since our December end of year celebration to start scheduling and preparing for the upcoming year, while working thru the loss of one of our own.

Remembering Dewayne Dillard:

For those who haven’t heard, Dewayne Dillard passed away on January 24th, 2018.  Dewayne had spent a number of years on the Board as our Webmaster, and this past year had become a Chapter Advisor.  His funeral was held on February 3rd and much of the board were able to join his friends and family at his funeral.  Our condolences continue to go out to his friends, family and co-workers at The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center.  He made an impact on many of us and his help and assistance on the board cannot be understated.  We are planning to have a moment of silence at the upcoming chapter meeting, and additionally we are hoping to announce how we as a chapter can help to make sure his memory is honored.


Dwayne Dillard (right)

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Calendar of Events

Upcoming Chapter Events:

March 9th – March Mid-Ohio Chapter Meeting

  • Location: American Cancer Society
  • Topics:
    • Utilizing AI at the Operational Level
      • Speaker: Miranda Lawhon

National Account Executive @


    • Capacity Planning - What works for us and what might work for you!
      • Speaker: Todd Neffenger

Manager, Help desk and Tier II Support @

    • What can our chapter do for you?  (Introducing Chapter surveys)
    • Remembering Dewayne Dillard
    • Service Desk Spotlight on the American Cancer Society

Register to attend @ www.mohdi.net (free)

April 10th – 13th – 2018 HDI Conference & Expo (more on this below)

And tell them Mid-Ohio sent you!

May 11th – May Mid-Ohio Chapter Meeting

  • Location: Columbus State Community College
  • Topics: TBD
  • Register to attend @ www.mohdi.net (free)

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Updates from the Chapter

2018 Chapter Winners for AOY / DSTOY:

We are happy to announce the two Mid-Ohio HDI representatives that are currently competing at the Regional level:

Mid-Ohio 2018 Analyst of the Year:  Nicholas Tyo

Remote System Administrator @ Northwoods


Mid-Ohio 2018 Desktop Analyst of the Year:Erik McLeese

End user Service Engineer @ Bob Evans Restaurants

Find out more about them at www.mohdi.net.


2018 HDI Conference & Expo

Coming up on April 10th thru the 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada is the HDI 2018 Conference and Expo!  We hope to see many of you there (as well as at our chapter meetings).  As of February 16th the Early Bird rate has expired, but we have great news for everyone, within the coming weeks we should be receiving a Chapter specific discount for the conference if you missed out on the Early Bird Special.  Details on that code will hopefully be announced during the March 9th meeting, and posted on our site (www.mohdi.net) shortly after. 

Additionally, there will most likely be a get together at the Conference to meet up with our friends in the other local chapters in the Midwest Region.

 We hope to see you soon,

The Mid-Ohio HDI Board

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