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Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

Advocacy for Career-Technical and Adult Education

Ohio ACTE leaders, legislative counsel and staff work diligently to represent career-tech at the state and national level. We interact with the Ohio legislature, Governor's office and state departments, as well as our national members of Congress.  Ohio ACTE counts on members to help with advocacy through grassroots efforts, like setting up school visits with our state and federal legislators.  The leadership and advocacy team members work with Ohio legislators, ODE leadership, Ohio Means Jobs, Ohio Office of Workforce Transformation  and other education-related organizations on behalf of career-technical and adult education.  Members are informed of Ohio ACTE's efforts through the association's monthly e-news via email and updates from legislative counsel at association events.  For more information on Ohio ACTE advocacy efforts, contact Ohio ACTE Executive Director Dee Smith. 

William Vorys, Attorney

Ohio ACTE Legislative Counsel
Dickinson Wright, Columbus

William Vorys supports clients through public policy advocacy at the Ohio statehouse, regulatory compliance, and drafting of legislative proposals. He also represents companies, trade groups, and nonprofits before the General Assembly and state executive agencies. He advises clients with general corporate, reorganization, and securities matters.

Dee Smith
Ohio ACTE Executive Director
Ohio ACTE, Westerville

Dee has represented clients’ interests in a variety of roles, around the capitol for 19+years.  During her career, she has successfully represented corporations and trade associations in numerous substantive issue areas, although her areas of expertise are in environmental issues, health care, and education.  Her well-respected reputation is based on honesty, hard work and a practical approach to the issue.

Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

690 Taylor Rd., Ste. 220, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(614) 890-ACTE (2283)
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