The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) honored Audra Bean at its Biennial Tribute to Women event. Bean is a member of the Champaign County Republican Women’s Club (CCRWC), which nominated her for the recognition. Carrie Almond, president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), assisted in honoring Bean.
“The women honored by the OFRW are outstanding examples of Republicanism in the OFRW and their local communities,” said OFRW President Lyn Bliss. “The Tribute to Women event honors unit club members who have given their time and talent to promote Republican candidates and values. In addition to supporting the election of excellent candidates – criteria for being honored may include things such as serving in government offices, accomplishing meaningful results in professional life, successfully rearing families and volunteering in civic and/or church organizations.”
Bean has been Champaign County Republican Party chair since 2015, as well as a valued member of the CCRWC. She has supported Republican candidates, positions, and values in many capacities.
Bean works for Champaign Residential Services Inc. (CRSI). With 1,000 employees, it is a not for-profit provider of services offering options for nearly 800 individuals with disabilities across 26 Ohio counties. She functions as a liaison with the board of trustees. As a member of senior management, she supervises administrative staff in regional offices as well as the Urbana corporate office. She is also CRSl’s safety and health chair.
Bean earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration (magna cum laude) and is a graduate of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program. She is a member of the NRA. A notary public, Bean is a Past President of the Urbana Lions Club, and a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. She has chaired the Simon Kenton Chili Cook-off, founder and co-chaired the Champaign County Citizens for Canines (which was instrumental in creating a dog park in Urbana), and volunteered for other causes that include the Urbana University Alumni, Champaign Chamber of Commerce, Monument Square, and the county preservation alliance.
The OFRW, founded in 1929, is a statewide grassroots organization of hundreds of members in constituent clubs. It is the largest, most powerful political organization in Ohio providing the avenue for women to influence policy, develop candidates, and elect the leaders of Ohio. The OFRW is a multi-generational, multi-cultural organization providing the structure and support for political activists to learn, engage, and flourish. It is federated under the National Federation of Republican Women. For more information regarding the OFRW, visit www.ohfrw.com.
Submitted by the Ohio Federation of Republican Women.