Public Member

Jo Ann Davidson currently serves as Chair of the Ohio Casino Control Commission. In addition, she has her own consulting group, JAD and Associates.

She had a distinguished career in the Ohio House of Representatives, serving in leadership and eventually becoming Ohio’s first woman Speaker of the House (1995-2000). Davidson also served as Minority Leader and was recognized for her expertise on the state budget, economic development, local government, and education issues. Davidson’s local government public services included 10 years as a member of Reynoldsburg City Council and service as Clerk for Truro Township. Davidson also worked as Vice President of Special Programs for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce prior to 1994.

She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Findlay and Franklin University and is a former member for the Ohio State University Board of Trustees.

She holds honorary degrees from Ohio University, Ohio State University, Franklin University, Capital University, and the University of Findlay.



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