Steve Tugend Appointed to Co-op/Internship Program Advisory Committee

Chair of Kegler Brown’s Government + Legislative Affairs practice area, Steve Tugend has been appointed to the Ohio Senate’s Co-op/Internship Program Advisory Committee.

Tugend was selected by Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus. The Co-op/Internship Program is designed to recruit Ohio students to stay in the state and attract those who have left Ohio through cooperative education and internship programs at higher education institutions in Ohio. Tugend will work on the Advisory Committee to recommend ways to utilize casino registration fees to retain more of the state’s talent. He will make these recommendations directly to Ohio Chancellor Jim Petro and the Board of Regents.

Tugend has long been an advocate of integrating experiential learning into academic curricula, having held an internship at the Ohio Statehouse. He continued his commitment to the cause during his tenure at the Columbus Chamber where he oversaw the team that created Columbus, a website dedicated to matching students with internships in the Columbus region.

Tugend currently leads the firm’s Government + Legislative Affairs area, where he zealously lobbies at the federal, state and local level for his clients. He is a 20-year veteran of legal, legislative and political matters.

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