Gavin DeVore Leonard has joined Ohio Voice, our state table in Ohio, as the new Executive Director.

Prior to joining Ohio Voice, Gavin served as the One Ohio Now State Director for 5 years. He also previously served as the State Director for Ohio’s Center for Progressive Leadership. Before this statewide work on policy and politics, Gavin co-founded and served as Executive Director of Elementz – a non-profit organization in Cincinnati that runs a hip hop-based youth center and oversees leadership development programming and civic engagement projects. He also worked on police accountability projects and in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood on construction and project management for non-profit community development corporations focused on affordable housing.

Gavin is currently also working with The 365 Project and its Police Policy Subcommittee on racial justice and police issues in his village of Yellow Springs. He loves to read, hike, play sports and games, and cook, and is married with two children.

Please join us in welcoming Gavin to the network!