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Desiree Tims

President & CEO

Pronouns: she/her

Desiree Tims is President & CEO of Innovation Ohio who hails from Dayton, Ohio. In 2020, she ran a grassroots people-powered campaign that received national recognition and earned the Democratic nomination for Ohio’s 10th Congressional District. Desiree has deep roots in community engagement, political campaigns, and government affairs. She has worked for several national nonprofits, The White House, and U.S. Congress to name a few. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio), a diploma from The Campaign School at Yale University, and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center.