Ohio Right to Life hires Jamieson Weaver as director of communications

Katie Franklin assumes role of director of marketing


DATE: Wednesday, August 2, 2017     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, Ohio Right to Life announced the hire of Jamieson Weaver as the organization’s new director of communications. Ms. Weaver is a recent graduate of Grove City College in Pennsylvania where she majored in political science and French. She started with Ohio Right to Life as a communications intern during the summer of 2016, and returned this summer after graduation to further her internship. During her senior year of college, Ms. Weaver volunteered at the Alpha Omega Center, a pregnancy resource center in Pennsylvania, where she helped develop their digital communications and marketing strategy. She will start in her new role as director of communications on Monday, August 7.

Jamieson_Weaver_-_Round_-_Caption.png“Ohio Right to Life is blessed to welcome the talent and passion of Jamieson Weaver in a fuller capacity,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. “During her time here, Jamieson has demonstrated a strong knack for communicating our pro-life values in nuanced and thought-provoking ways. Jamieson’s heart for the unborn and women in need will make her a compassionate voice for Ohio Right to Life in our media communications.”

Katie Franklin, who has held the director of communications position since 2014, will now fill the role of director of marketing. In that role, she will work to expand the organization’s online presence and statewide membership through digital marketing, graphic design, and direct mail. 

“Ohio Right to Life is thrilled to be expanding our team as we continue to look for new ways to reach more Ohioans with the pro-life message,” said Gonidakis. “In the last seven years, we’ve achieved unprecedented success, actively advancing 19 new pro-life initiatives into law. Abortions are down 25 percent, and half of the state’s abortion facilities have closed or curtailed their services. We have the best pro-life story to tell in the country, and we are eager to use our growing team to get it out there.”

Starting August 7, media inquiries should be directed to Jamieson Weaver at 614-547-0099 ext. 304 or [email protected]


Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.




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