Lisa Dodge has been a valued member of the Sean P. Dunn & Associates’ team since 2005. She is known throughout Ohio as a guru on State budgeting and finance. Clients rely on Lisa to guide their interests through the high-stakes state budget process. Similarly, clients look to her for insight and counsel on procurement opportunities.
Prior to joining Sean P. Dunn & Associates, Lisa served as President of the State Controlling Board and Deputy Director of the Office of Budget and Management. The State Controlling Board provides legislative oversight over certain capital and operating expenditures by state agencies – including all large unbid state contracts – and has approval authority over other state fiscal activities. Her experience there makes her an industry expert on state procurement matters. Additionally, as Deputy Director at OBM, Lisa worked extensively on the state capital and operating budgets.
From January 1999 to November 2001, Lisa played a pivotal role in the Taft administration as Director of Legislative Affairs for Ohio Governor Bob Taft. In this position she oversaw and managed the Governor’s legislative department and advocated on behalf of the Governor’s legislative agenda and views to members of the General Assembly and their staff, along with agency directors and personnel. Additionally, she provided strategic counsel and support to the Governor and his staff on the status and intent of pending legislation.
Lisa was Director of Government Affairs for the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) from 1994 to 1999, and was involved with advocacy and representation on behalf of Ohio’s hospitals. She developed public policy positions, wrote testimony and talking points for hospital members interested in communicating with the Administration, General Assembly and Congress and provided legislative briefings to OHA committees and external organizations.
Lisa’s professional career also includes jobs as a Legislative Aide to a State Senate Finance Chairman, Legislative Services Commission Intern and sales representative.
Lisa received her Bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University with a double major in Politics and Government and Sociology/Anthropology. She works pro bono for the Autism Society of Ohio and serves as a member of the Governing Board and Public Policy Committee for the Children's Hunger Alliance.