COLUMBUS — Today, Desiree Tims, President and CEO of Innovation Ohio, announced that Rachel Coyle has joined the team to serve as Communications Director.
Ms. Coyle brings a broad range of Ohio political experience to Innovation Ohio. She has held legislative and campaign roles with the Ohio Senate Democrats, directed communications for Joe Schiavoni for Ohio Governor and Cathy Johnson for Ohio Senate, and served as press secretary for the Ohio Democratic Party. She has previous experience with nonprofits as well, having managed grassroots advocacy and mobilization at ACLU of Ohio.
“Innovation Ohio has long been a leader in advocacy and coalition building around policies that support Ohio workers and families. Rachel will be a strong addition to our team as we work to broaden our reach and strengthen our state moving forward,” said Ms. Tims.
In her free time, Ms. Coyle operates a popular grassroots advocacy training program called “How Things Work at the Ohio Statehouse,” which teaches Ohioans how to be effective Statehouse activists. She also manages the program’s social media presence. Her passion for cultivating public interest in Ohio politics and policymaking will help guide her work with Innovation Ohio.
“Desiree Tims and Innovation Ohio are working to shape the future of progressive Ohio politics. They know public pressure and advocacy will be the keys to lasting change. I’m thrilled to join such a vital organization as we build toward 2022 and beyond,” said Ms. Coyle.
Innovation Ohio will continue to build capacity in the coming months. Ohioans are encouraged to sign up for Innovation Ohio’s email lists for legislative updates, political resources, and more.