Janetta King, IO’s President and CEO, founded Innovation Ohio in 2011, leading the organization until 2014 when she left to serve as the Chief of Staff for the Center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, DC. Previously, King served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, was the chief policy advisor on Governor Strickland’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign and worked in his congressional office in DC. King is a graduate of Pepperdine University and studied government and politics internationally while living in Heidelberg, Germany, working for the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. and supervising elections in Kosovo and Bosnia. King previously served as the Chair of the Ohio University Board of Trustees. Originally from Waterford, Ohio, King currently lives with her husband and two children in Worthington, Ohio.