The Ohio State University Alumni Association

The impact of the state of Ohio’s budget on The Ohio State University
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Columbus, OH

The impact of the state of Ohio’s budget on The Ohio State University

How does the state’s budget impact Ohio State?

Join the Ohio State University, Office of Government Affairs for a moderated panel discussion on the significance of the relationship between the Ohio State University and the state of Ohio. Our conversation will focus on the impacts of the state budget on the university and how that investment has evolved over the years. From the discussion you will gain insights into how Ohio State approaches the state budget cycle and how the Office of Government Affairs advocates for university priorities. You will also learn how the Ohio State University and the state of Ohio collaborate and use the investment to address the needs of the community.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

11:30 a.m. Registration and lunch
Noon to 1 p.m. Program

Fawcett Event Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Directions | Parking


$12.50 per person includes lunch
Live-stream service is complimentary

Watch live

Buckeye Smart – The Impact of the State’s Budget on the University from Ohio State on Vimeo.

About the Speakers

Tim Keen

Tim is the senior advisor and chief financial officer for the Ohio Auditor of State, and has over 30 years of public service to his credit. He began his career as a budget analyst for the Ohio Legislative Budget Office and held a variety of budget-related roles in both the Ohio House and Senate over the years. Most recently, Tim served as director of the Ohio Office of Budget and Management. He has worked for this office on three separate occasions: one year as deputy director under Governor Voinovich, seven years as director and assistant under Governor Taft and eight years as director under Governor Kasich. Tim has also served as senior policy advisor to Auditor Mary Taylor. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.

Stacy Rastauskas Bretherton

Stacy is the vice president for government affairs at The Ohio State University, where she represents the university before federal, state and local governments, regulatory agencies and key policymakers. Stacy joined Ohio State in 2004 to open the university’s Washington, D.C. office. Under her leadership, the university increased engagement on emerging federal issues, developed university positions on federal legislation and regulations and implemented strategies to advance the university’s agenda. Stacy holds a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University and a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University.

Brian Perera

Brian is the associate vice president for state relations at The Ohio State University and represents the university before state legislative and executive branch officials, educational organizations and other state governmental entities. Brian began his career in the Ohio Senate in 1991, where he served as the senate finance director for more than twenty years. Prior to that time, Brian served as a senior fiscal analyst and as an aide to former State Senator Roy Ray. He joined the university’s government affairs team in 2014. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State and was the 2006 recipient of The Ohio State University Alumni Association’s Alumni in Government Distinguished Service Award.

About Buckeye Smart

Buckeye Smart: Central Ohio Speaker Series is a lunch-and-learn experience hosted by The Ohio State University Alumni Association. Let Ohio State’s experts teach you about the university’s latest research, newest innovations and best-kept secrets!

Be sure to save the date for our upcoming Buckeye Smart presentations:

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019


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