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    Governor-Elect Mike DeWine Appointments

    The following individuals have been appointed by Governor-Elect Mike DeWine, who was sworn in as Ohio Governor on January 14, 2019. Listed cabinet appointees are pending approval from the Ohio Senate. 

    Governor's Office Staff                   
    Chief of Staff Laurel Dawson
    Chief Advisory Ann O’Donnell
    Director of Policy Michael Hall
    Legislative Director Dan McCarthy
    Chief Counsel Matthew Donahue
    Director of Cabinet Affairs Ryan Burgess
    Director of Children's Initiatives LeeAnne Cornyn
    InnovateOhio Lt. Gov.-elect Jon Husted
    RecoveryOhio Alisha Nelson
    Office of Workforce Transformation Lt. Gov.-elect Jon Husted             


    Cabinet Agencies                            Director             
    Adjutant General Maj. Gen. John Harris
    Administrative Services Matthew Damschroder
         Office of Information Technology Ervan Rodgers II
    Aging Ursel McElroy 
    Agriculture Dorothy Pelanda 
    Budget and Management Kimberly Murnieks
    Commerce Sheryl Creed Maxfield
    Development Services Agency Lydia Mihalik
    Developmental Disabilities Jeffrey Davis
    Education Paolo DeMaria*
    EPA Laurie Stevenson
    Health Dr. Amy Action
    Higher Education Sen. Randy Gardner
    Inspector General  
    Insurance Jillian Froment
    Job and Family Services Kimberly Hall
    Lottery Commission Patrick McDonald
    Medicaid Maureen Corcoran
    Mental Health and Addiction Services Lori Criss 
    Natural Resources Mary Mertz
    Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Kevin Miller
    Public Safety Thomas Stickrath
         Ohio State Highway Patrol  
    Rehabilitation and Correction Annette Chambers-Smith
    Taxation Jeff McClain
    Transportation Jack Marchbanks 
    Veterans Services Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Deborah Ashenhurst 
    Workers’ Compensation Stephanie McCloud 
    Youth Services Ryan Gies 

     *appointed by State Board of Education