Pickrell has served as a leader in national, state, and local campaigns. In 2012, Politico included him in their “50 Politicos to Watch”, and Campaigns and Elections Magazine named Pickrell as one of the leading political influencers in the consulting business in Ohio. Pickrell has spent two decades working in politics and government, including serving as Senior Advisor for both of President Obama’s Ohio campaigns and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Previously, he has had prominent roles in Governor Strickland’s administration and campaigns. He is a graduate of Iowa State University and lives in Bexley, Ohio with his wife, Joanne, and his two daughters.