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Groundwork Ohio Announces Leadership Update

Columbus, OH -- Groundwork Ohio, the state’s leading advocacy organization focused on issues impacting the prenatal period to age five, has announced the promotion of Lynanne Gutierrez to President.


“Lynanne’s passion and dedication to children is unmatched as is her thoughtful, skilled, and expert approach to policy advocacy,” said Shannon Jones, CEO of Groundwork Ohio. “I have no doubt that her leadership will inspire a new generation of child advocates who will join her in the fight for policies that ensure every Ohio child reaches their full potential.”


“Groundwork has been matching capacity to the growing demands of our bold vision to make Ohio the best place to be a young child,” said Lynanne Gutierrez, President. “I am grateful for this new opportunity to further support this incredible organization as it meets the urgent challenges faced by Ohio’s youngest children and families.” 


A lifelong advocate for children, Lynanne joined Groundwork Ohio in 2017 and most recently served as the organization’s Chief Operating and Policy Officer. Her vast legal and policy experience and thoughtful approach to solving complex problems are evident throughout Groundwork Ohio’s portfolio of research, data, and initiatives.


“I am thrilled to work with Lynanne in this new role as Groundwork Ohio continues its strategic growth,” Jones added.



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