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President, Board of Trustees

Director of Community & Govt. Relations,
Ohio History Connection

Todd Kleismit is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Ohio and now serves as board president. Kleismit is the director of community and government relations for the Ohio History Connection, the state’s nonprofit history partner. Kleismit is an Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm who returned to Ohio to pursue college and a career that has included roles in the private sector, the Ohio Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and the nonprofit sector.

Kleismit earned his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and master’s degree in Public Administration from Ohio University. He was the Leadership Ohio class of 2013 “Leader Among Leaders” award recipient. He also serves as a board member for the Tom E. Dailey Foundation. Kleismit resides in Columbus with his wife Lisa and their daughter, Grace.