Assistant, Office of the CEO
Gerard Basalla serves as the Assistant in the Office of the President and CEO at the Columbus Partnership.
Basalla graduated from The Ohio State University with Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and Strategic Communication. During his time at Ohio State he served as the Student Body President and oversaw the passage of the first student-written legislation in Ohio State’s University Senate, including a textbook affordability initiative that saved students $2.5 million during the 2017-18 school year. In May 2017, he was honored as the first student in the history of Ohio State to speak at the University’s commencement ceremony.
Before joining the Columbus Partnership, Basalla interned for U.S. Senator Rob Portman and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.