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Policy Staff

Meet the Policy Staff

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Cheryl Subler, Managing Director of Policy

Managing Director of Policy

Phone:
(614) 220-7980
Fax:
(614) 221-6986
Responsibilities:

Coordinates CCAO legislative program
Legislative advocacy and member services in personnel and labor relations, employee benefits, environment, and general local government issues
Liaison, CCAO General Government and Operations Committee

Experience and Personal:

Native of Darke County
Worked at Ohio Township Association addressing governmental relations and publications
Legislative Aide, Ohio House and Page, Ohio Senate
Past President, Ohio Lobbying Association
Bachelors degree from Miami University

Year Started:
1996
Cheryl Subler
Suzanne Dulaney, Executive Director

Executive Director

Phone:
(614) 220-7977
Fax:
(614) 221-6986
Responsibilities:

Overall responsibility for strategic planning and management of CCAO operations
Supervises deputy director and managing directors
Promotes county legislative interests in the Ohio General Assembly
Liaison, CCAO Metropolitan and Regional Affairs Committee and Small County Affairs Committee

Experience and Personal:

Native of Butler County
BA in Political Science from Miami University
JD from Capital University Law School
Associate CEO, Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities
Senior policy analyst, CCAO
Legislative aide, Ohio House of Representatives
Married (Jeff)

Year Started:
2013
Suzanne Dulaney
Jon Honeck, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst

Senior Policy Analyst

Phone:
(614) 220-7982
Fax:
(614) 221-6986
Responsibilities:

Legislative advocacy and members services in taxation and finance, human services, auditing and accounting, county budget procedures, county debt, purchasing, investment policy and general government legislation that impacts counties including transportation and infrastructure.
Liaison, CCAO Metropolitan and Regional Affairs Committee and Small County Affairs Committee

Experience and Personal:

Native of Hamilton County
B.A. in Political Science from Miami University
Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison
Senior policy fellow, Greater Ohio Policy Center
Director of public policy and advocacy, The Center for Community Solutions

Year Started:
2013

John Leutz, Esq., Legislative Counsel

Legislative Counsel

Phone:
(614) 220-7994
Fax:
(614) 221-6986
Responsibilities:

Legislative advocacy and member services in law enforcement, courts and corrections, other criminal justice issues, public safety, economic development, and land use
Liaison, CCAO Justice and Public Safety

Experience and Personal:

Native of Ottawa County
BA magna cum laude from Capital University
JD from Capital University Law School
Elected Mayor of Grandview Heights for 8 years, served on City Council for 6 years, and was a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals for 5 years and the Planning Commission for 10 years
Lobbyist, Ohio Township Association for over 20 years
Worked in the Ohio Senate for 8 years

Year Started:
2000
John Leutz
Kate Neithammer, CCAO Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst

Phone:
(614) 220-7996
Fax:
(614) 221-6986
Responsibilities:

Legislative advocacy and member services in health and human services, including Medicaid, children services, child support, workforce development, developmental disabilities, behavioral health, county hospitals and county homes
Liaison, CCAO Health and Human Services Committee

Experience and Personal:

Native of Hamilton County
B.A. in Social Work with a Minor in Psychology from Ohio University
B.S. in Interior Design from The Ohio State University
Manager, Government Relations, The Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Legislative aide, Ohio House of Representatives

Year Started:
2015
Kate Neithammer
Adam Schwiebert, MPA, CCAO Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst

Phone:
(614) 220-7981
Fax:
(614) 221-6986
Responsibilities:

Legislative advocacy and member services in agriculture and rural affairs
Liaison, CCAO Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee

Experience and Personal:

Native of Henry County
Legislative liaison, Ohio Department of Taxation
Legislative aide, Ohio House of Representatives and Administrative aide, Ohio Senate
Research fellow, The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions
B.A. in Political Science from Ohio Northern University
M.P.A. from The Ohio State University

Year Started:
2018