Todd Joins Ohio Department of Development

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ronald C. Todd II is the newly appointed chief of social impact and opportunity at the Ohio Department of Development. Todd previously served as Gov. Mike DeWine’s minority affairs liaison.

In his new role, Todd will lead minority community engagement efforts and advise on operational and policy issues to support the department’s mission of empowering communities to succeed.

As minority affairs liaison, Todd was the administration’s point person on minority business development, economic development, K-12 educational establishments and colleges, faith-based initiatives, and government access. He also is co-chair of the Governor’s RecoveryOhio Minority Health Working Group.

Before joining DeWine’s administration in 2019, Todd was a senior adviser and consultant in the Ohio secretary of state’s office.

Todd grew up in Dayton, where he was an all-city high school football player at Belmont High School. His efforts earned him a football scholarship to Bowling Green State University. Todd earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus.

He is ordained as an elder in the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International and the overseer of governmental affairs for the Fellowship of Christian Churches United in Service.

He serves on the JobsOhio Black Founders Advisory Council and the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood.

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