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Patrick McLean


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Patrick currently is the Chief Financial Officer for the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County in Columbus, Ohio.  Prior to his current position, Patrick was the Director of Gerald Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Service at Albion College in Michigan for eight years, 


Patrick has spent more than 20 years working in various state and local government positions including several years as Minority Chief of Staff in the Ohio Senate. For four years from 2010-2013, he was Finance Director for the City of Toledo, Ohio, where he guided the team that brought the city back from a $48 million deficit to finish in the black for the final two years of his tenure. 


Patrick has extensive experience with non-profits and community service groups, serving as board member, consultant, grant writer and/or executive director for organizations including Washtenaw Community College, the Ecology Center (Ann Arbor), Community Refugee and Immigration Services (Columbus) and several others.


He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Dayton, an MA in Political Science from Miami University and a second MA in International Relations from the Freie Universitaet Berlin.  He also has a certificate in Not-for-Profit Management and Fundraising from New York University. 


Patrick’s love for Lake Superior has taken him nearly around the entire lake.  His most memorable camping trips on the lake include a visit to Isle Royale in 1984, a New Year’s Eve night at -35C and several days and nights in the Porcupine Mountains State Park.

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