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Dear Advocate:

Advocates for Ohio’s Future (AOF) is pleased to announce that Bill Sundermeyer, an active member of our coalition, has been chosen as AOF’s new State Director. Read our press announcement online from coalition Co-Chairs Mark Davis and Col Owens or see the full text below.
Bill Sundermeyer
In addition to being active on the AOF Steering Committee for many years, Bill also brings with him a long history of advocacy work in Ohio, other states and Washington, D.C. He has a passion for our mission to improve the lives of all Ohioans

Bill joins the AOF team Tuesday, April 14, just in time to support our critical advocacy efforts during the state budget process. We look forward to advocating with you in the coming weeks to make our state a great place for all Ohioans to live and work.




April 10, 2015

Mark Davis, 513-218-5991
Col Owens, 513-300-3042

Sundermeyer to Lead Advocates for Ohio’s Future

COLUMBUS – Advocates for Ohio’s Future (AOF) Co-chairs Mark Davis and Col Owens announce that, after a serious review and interview process, the Executive Committee of AOF has confirmed the selection of Bill Sundermeyer as the new State Director. Sundermeyer has been an active member of the health and human services coalition for many years, recently chairing the coalition’s public policy committee.

“As a coalition member, Bill has demonstrated a passion for eliminating poverty and improving the lives of all Ohioans,” said Davis. “We look forward to continuing that work together under Bill’s leadership.”

Sundermeyer brings a significant resumé to the work of AOF, including many years of advocacy experience in Ohio, other states and Washington, D.C. Most recently he served for ten years as Associate State Director for Advocacy of AARP.

 “Bill brings considerable advocacy experience to Advocates for Ohio’s Future, as well as an understanding of Ohio’s health and human service programs,” said Owens. “We are confident he will be a strong voice for smart public policy as he works with AOF’s diverse coalition partners, the legislature and administration to further our mission.”

Sundermeyer replaces Will Petrik who stepped down from the State Director role in December to run for Columbus City Council.


Advocates for Ohio’s Future is a statewide coalition of over 475 local and statewide organizations that promotes health and human service budget and policy solutions so that all Ohioans live better lives.