Kevin Schmidt, ESQ.
Kevin Schmidt, Esq. is vice president of government relations at SPP. He manages the firm’s government affairs department and represents clients in front of elected officials, helping them identify, monitor and act on issues before the Ohio Legislature and state agencies. Kevin’s government relations work focuses in the fields of energy, manufacturing and technology.
In his nearly 15 years around the Ohio Statehouse, Kevin most recently served as a lead Ohio Statehouse lobbyist for the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association for nearly 8 years. In that role he represented all types of manufacturing on energy, environmental and healthcare matters. Additionally, Kevin was instrumental in the founding and management of the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association’s Energy Group, the only statewide energy group dedicated to representing all sizes and types of manufacturing in litigation before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
Prior to the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, Kevin served as legislative liaison for the Ohio Department of Commerce and in the offices of Ohio Governor Bob Taft and Ohio House Majority Whip Jon Peterson.
Kevin is a graduate of Duke University with a B.A. in Public Policy Studies and Capital University with a Juris Doctor.