Chip Gerhardt

President, Government Strategies Group

Chip is president and founder of Government Strategies Group, LLC and Development Strategies Group, LLC. He has an extensive background in the fields of economic development, government affairs and issues advocacy. He has worked in these areas in both the private and public sectors at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to founding his companies, Chip was vice president of KMK Consulting Company, where he led the firm’s government affairs practice. He also spent three-and-a- half years at Cinergy, a large Midwestern public utility, in the areas of economic development, public strategies, government and community affairs. Chip served in the administration of Ohio Governor George Voinovich as deputy director of the governor’s Regional Economic Development Offices. He was also instrumental in the creation of economic development incentives, known as Ohio’s “Jobs Bills,” which lowered the cost of doing business in the state of Ohio. Chip was part of the team that created Ohio’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) and served on the council for 11 years.