Workforce Fellow

Lisa Patt-McDaniel


CEO, Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio

Lisa Patt-McDaniel joined the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio as the first President and CEO in November, 2016. Ms. Patt- McDaniel spent over 20 years at the Ohio Department of Development working in the areas of economic, workforce and community development. She served as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Workforce Board prior to becoming Director of Development. Ms. Patt- McDaniel is a Certified Economic Development Professional (EDP) through the National Development Council. She is an officer on the boards of the Ohio Workforce Association and Midwest Urban Strategies. She is also on the Board of the US Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council. Ms. Patt-McDaniel is a lecturer at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs where she has taught classes in public policy and strategic management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Miami University and a Masters of Public Administration from the John Glenn College of Public Policy at The Ohio State University.