Aaron A. Schmidt was appointed to the Board by Governor John R. Kasich effective January 2, 2014. Prior to his appointment, he served as legal counsel to the Ohio Lottery Commission.
Mr. Schmidt’s public-sector work as legal counsel to the Ohio Lottery included advising the agency on a variety of legal matters, including contracts, compliance, litigation, labor relations, intellectual property, public records, and administrative law, as well as assisting in the promulgation of administrative rules, policies, and procedures. His private-sector work included practicing law in two Cleveland private law firms and managing litigation in a corporate legal department.
Mr. Schmidt is a native of Cleveland. He received a B.A. in English from The Ohio State University and a J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Mr. Schmidt is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, where he authors articles on alternative dispute resolution and mediation.