Lt. Gov. Fisher’s career has spanned the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. In addition to serving as Gov. Ted Strickland’s lieutenant governor, Fisher is the director of the Ohio Department of Development, and leads the state’s efforts to retain, attract and create jobs and grow Ohio’s economy. Prior to becoming lieutenant governor and state development director, Fisher served as the president and CEO of the Center for Families and Children in Cleveland for seven years. In that position, he received the Nonprofit Executive of the Year Award and the Visionary Innovation in Business Award from Smart Business Magazine for his entrepreneurial leadership of the Center for Families and Children. He is a public servant with more than 14 years of service, serving as Ohio attorney general, state senator and state representative. Fisher also has worked as a private attorney, a public company board director and as a federal appellate law clerk. Raised in the Cleveland area, Fisher graduated from Oberlin College and earned both his law degree and his master’s degree of nonprofit organization from Case Western Reserve University.