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Lee Fisher is President and CEO of CEOs for Cities. Prior, Lee served as Ohio Lt. Governor, Director of the Ohio Department of Development (“ODOD”), Chair of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission, Ohio Attorney General (“OAG”), State Senator and State Representative. During the time he led the state’s economic development efforts, Site Selection magazine awarded its Governor’s Cup to Ohio three consecutive times -in 2007, 2008, and 2009. The Governor’s Cup recognizes the state with the most new or expanded capital investment projects in the nation.  Site Selection also recognized Ohio with the 2008 Competitiveness Award, recognizing ODOD, under Lee’s leadership, as the top economic development agency in the country. Lee has extensive management, strategic planning, fundraising, public speaking, and writing experience.  In addition to his public service, Lee has worked as a federal appellate law clerk, private attorney, public and private company board director, law school instructor, undergraduate teaching fellow, television and radio commentator, and as the President/CEO of the Center for Families and Children (“CFC”). Under his leadership, CFC tripled its annual revenue generation and Lee led the largest capital campaign in CFC’s history.

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