Greater Ohio Policy Center Names Goebel as Executive Director (11/10/17)

Columbus, OH (November 10, 2016) – Alison D. Goebel, Ph.D., is the next Executive Director of the Greater Ohio Policy Center (GOPC). Goebel has held a variety of roles with the organization over the last six years, most recently serving as Interim Executive Director since August.
“We are excited to have such a passionate and effective advocate for Ohio’s communities leading Greater Ohio Policy Center,” said Peg Moertl, Chair of Greater Ohio Policy Center’s Board of Trustees and Senior Vice President, Community Development Banking, at PNC Bank in Cincinnati. “For nearly a decade, GOPC has championed the revitalization and sustainable redevelopment of Ohio’s older industrial cities and towns.  We know that under Alison’s direction, GOPC will continue to be the foremost expert on and advocate for policies that make Ohio a great place to live, work, and raise a family.” 

“I am thrilled and honored to lead an organization like Greater Ohio Policy Center,” said Goebel.  “As a nonpartisan, research-based non-profit, GOPC is a unique and valuable resource for state lawmakers and local leaders.  I look forward to working with policymakers, partners, and practitioners to strengthen Ohio’s economy.”

Goebel will be responsible for charting GOPC's advocacy, research, and outreach on issues related to urban revitalization, modernized transportation options, improvements to infrastructure, and talent retention within the state.
She holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is a member of the Ohio Lobbying Association.  Goebel succeeds Lavea Brachman, who departed Greater Ohio Policy Center earlier this summer after nearly a decade as co-founder and Executive Director.