• FOP/OLC Admin Staff
    Executive Director
    Gwen Callender



    Ms. Callender was appointed as Executive Director for the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council, Inc. on January 1, 2020.  Ms. Callender was hired at the OLC in 1991 as General Counsel and was promoted to Chief Counsel in 2017.  Over her 29 years as an attorney for the OLC Ms. Callender negotiated collective bargaining agreements and represented hundreds of OLC members in arbitrations, fact-findings, conciliations and disciplinary matters.  Ms. Callender has represented the OLC and its members before the State Employment Relations Board as well as the Ohio Personnel Board of Review and various local Civil Service Commissions.  Ms. Callender is a frequent speaker on public sector labor matters and has taught classes on Officers Rights, Social Media, Body Cameras, Grievances, Fact-findings and Medical Disability all over the State of Ohio.  In addition she has represented the OLC in various Courts of Appeal and in the Supreme Court of Ohio.  She is former member and past President of the Dublin City School Board where she was elected to two four-year terms.  Ms Callender received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  Ms. Callender is originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio and has lived in Columbus, Ohio since 1988.    

    Deputy Director
    Aaron Crawford



    Aaron Crawford is currently the Deputy Director of the FOP Ohio Labor Council, but also manages the property location of the FOP of Ohio and the FOP Ohio Labor Council and heads up all IT Services for both organizations.  Handling multiple responsibilities is not new, Aaron started with the FOP of Ohio in 1993, as a clerk responsible for copy, mail, and assorted clerical tasks.  As the FOP and FOP/OLC decided to expand their computer network, add internet access and email, Aaron became involved in the technical aspects of those tasks and other communications systems.  When the FOP needed a new property manager, his engineering background and mechanical ability were tasked to fill the roll.  Over the years, he moved from the internal clerical unit to the administrative staff, becoming an assistant to both the FOP Office Administrator and the FOP/OLC Deputy Director.  In 2005, when the FOP/OLC reorganized its administrative staff, Aaron became the Deputy Director along with retaining many of his current rolls.  As he moves beyond the twenty-fifth year, he continues to enjoy the diversity in his roles at the office, and always strives to provide the best service to the members of the FOP, Ohio Labor Council and the FOP of Ohio.

    Chief Counsel
    Kay Cremeans



    Kay Cremeans graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1984.  She graduated from Capital University Law School in 1988.  She is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the Southern District of Ohio.

    Kay has been employed with the FOP/Ohio Labor Council since graduating law school in 1988.  While working with the FOP/OLC, Kay has represented members in all aspects or representation, including investigatory interviews, pre-disciplinary hearings, mediations, etc.  Her primary focus is grievance arbitrations.  She has also represented members before the Ohio Personnel Board of Review and various municipal civil service commissions.  She also represents the FOP/Ohio Labor Council and its members before the Ohio State Employment Relations Board.

    Membership Director
    Robert Hawley



    Rob joined the FOP, Ohio Labor Council in January of 2015.  He serves as the Membership Director, working with existing OLC units and recruiting new units to ensure the overall growth strategy of the FOP, Ohio Labor Council.  Rob’s enthusiasm and commitment to Excellence, Expertise and Execution align well the FOP, Ohio Labor Council’s vision.  Rob brings over 25 years of sales and marketing experience to the FOP/OLC team.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University.  Rob resides in Galloway, Ohio with his wife Laurie and their 3 children, Samm, David and Erin.

    Office Administrator
    Denise Young



    Denise oversees the daily operations of the State Lodge, which also provides services to the FOP Ohio Labor Council.  Her duties include but not limited to:  Assisting FOP State Board Members and the Executive Director of the FOP/OLC, supervising staff, preparing for board meetings and conferences, working with the FOPA State Lodge and their clerical/membership needs, processing per capita, communications with members of the FOP, FOP/OLC and FOPA.  She also coordinates FOP and FOP/OLC accidental death benefits.  

    Denise was born and raised in Massillon, Ohio.  She graduated from Perry High School.  She currently resides in Delaware with Shaun and their dog Gracie. 

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