Chris Schmenk is a distinguished expert in the field of Economic Development Strategic Planning with an impressive portfolio of accomplishments in both public and private sectors. She has a wealth of experience in areas such as public finance, workforce development, structural advice, compliance auditing and government relations support.
Chris’ extensive background includes pivotal roles as Director of The Ohio Development Services Agency (now Ohio Department of Development), counsel at Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Public Finance section, and serving as both city Mayor and County Commissioner; these positions have provided her invaluable insight into development, finance, mobility and public transit, energy, and compliance work as well as public-private partnerships. Her private sector experience includes senior leadership roles at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and serving as Corporate Counsel at Wendy’s International.
Chris has served on multiple boards and commissions. With her remarkable expertise at the local and state level and a commitment to excellence, Chris Schmenk is a leader in the realm of economic development consulting services.