Vice President, Public Policy
Jeff Polesovsky is the Vice President of Public Policy for the Columbus Partnership. In his current position, Polesovsky oversees the development of advocacy and engagement strategies to support the Partnership’s economic competitiveness initiatives at the federal, state and local levels.
Polesovsky joined the Partnership in August of 2016 after serving as a senior member of Governor John Kasich’s Presidential campaign. As National Political Director, Polesovsky led the efforts to build out the political operation across the country and directed the national data-driven voter targeting effort. He was responsible for the hiring and management of state directors and staff in more than 30 states, overseeing state-by-state ballot access initiatives and the creation of a nationwide grassroots coalition.
Polesovsky has more than a decade of experience in leadership roles for political and issue campaigns with an expertise on grassroots, digital and messaging strategies. He served as Statewide Political Director and Deputy Campaign Manager for Governor Kasich’s gubernatorial elections and as a consultant for national efforts including New Day for America and Balanced Budget Forever.
As Director of Boards and Commissions in Governor Kasich’s administration, Polesovsky advised the governor on appointments to policy-making and regulatory boards, more than 50 judicial appointments and staff hires at all levels throughout state government. He also played key roles in the implementation of the administration’s policy agenda and agency-specific initiatives including the plan to generate $3 billion for major Ohio transportation projects by recognizing the Ohio Turnpike as a major asset for economic development.
A native of Maumee, Ohio, Polesovsky graduated from The Ohio State University and resides in Upper Arlington with his wife and two daughters.