- MA, Public Administration, The Ohio State University
MSW, The Ohio State University
BA, English Literature, Cortland College, SUNY
- Favorite Spot on Campus
- Kerwin Hall
- As an organizational leader, advocate and lecturer, Lucy Gettman supports women's political leadership at all levels. Gettman was a finalist for an unexpired term on Columbus City Council in 2023. She is immediate past Executive Director of Women In Government, an organization by and for women state legislators. She previously served as Chief Advocacy Officer for the National School Boards Association, representing 90,000 locally elected school board members. Prior to NSBA, Gettman was Director of Government Relations for the Reading Recovery Council of North America, from which she received the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Award in 2009. She also held professional positions at the Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Attorney General and the Inter-University Council of Ohio. Gettman is an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer for the School of Public Affairs at American University and received the Alice Paul Faculty Award in 2014. She also is Faculty In Residence & Presenter for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs' NEW Leadership and Ready To Run programs at The Ohio State University, and in 2017 received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement. Gettman held several leadership roles in Women In Government Relations, from which she received the 2020 Distinguished Member Award. Gettman is a past elected member of the University Area Commission in Columbus, Ohio, where she served as Vice President.
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