(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today named Joy Mulinex to serve as the Governor’s Director of the Lake Erie Commission. The appointment will be effective Feb. 22, 2019.
Mulinex currently serves as Director of Government Relations for the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, where she develops and implements the organization’s federal and state public policy platform. Previously, she managed the bipartisan U.S. House and Senate Great Lakes Task Force in Washington, D.C., which DeWine co-chaired as a U.S. Senator. Mulinex also worked as Legislative Counsel for Senator DeWine from 1999 to 2001. She is a graduate of Miami University and the University of Oregon School of Law. Mulinex has served on the board of the Cleveland Water Alliance, Alliance for the Great Lakes, and U.S. EPA Great Lakes Advisory Board.
“Protecting Lake Erie is a priority of my administration,” Governor DeWine said. “Addressing the challenges it faces will take collaboration and hard work. I am confident that Joy Mulinex will serve as a strong voice for Lake Erie in this key role in my administration.”
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission coordinates, reviews, and makes recommendations concerning policies, programs, and priorities pertaining to Lake Erie. In her role, Mulinex will serve as the Governor’s primary Lake Erie strategist and will help develop and maintain the Governor’s policy agenda on Lake Erie.