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Antoinette F. Wilson

POWER Commissioner


Antoinette F. Wilson is CEO and co-founder of Triumph Communications, Inc. Established in 1999, Triumph Communications, Inc. is a full-service strategic communications firm offering services in the areas of public affairs, community relations, political campaigns and media buying.

For two decades, Wilson has represented numerous public and private sector clients, with an established record of accomplishment in community, government and public affairs.

In 2008, Wilson was appointed assistant secretary of state, serving as the first woman to be appointed assistant secretary of state for the state for Ohio. In this capacity, Wilson was responsible for management of this state agency in the areas of communications, legislative affairs, field services, policy and the Voting Rights Institute.

Wilson has served as a general consultant/campaign manager for over 100 campaigns at the local, state and national levels. As the former director of training and talent for the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C., and as development/political director of the Ohio Democratic Party, Wilson strategized and shaped efforts to foster, promote and develop hundreds of elected officials at the local, county and state levels.

Wilson currently serves on the boards of the Community Shelter Board-Women's Leadership, Progress Ohio, John Glenn College of Public Affiars—POWER Commission, Ohio Sustainable Business Council and Somali Education Resource Center, and is a member with the American Sustainable Business Council and National Association of Women Business Owners. Wilson is a former chair for She Should Run, a national leader women’s campaign fund, and a former board member for the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Hope Chest and the International Institute for Democracy. In 1998, Wilson was a Women of Achievement Nominee for the Women's Information Network and was named a Rising Star by Campaigns & Elections.

Portable Innovation, Policy Wormholes, and Innovation Diffusion
Environmental Policy and Management
August 07, 2019
This article explores the effects of city managers' career paths on the diffusion of climate policy innovation among municipal governments in the United States.
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Student Achievement on Ohio’s Third-Grade English Language Arts Assessment
January 27, 2021
This report draws on data from the fall administration of Ohio’s annual Third-Grade English Language Arts assessment to examine how the COVID pandemic has affected student learning in the state.
Whatever it Takes: Sexual Harassment in the Context of Resource Dependence
Social Policy
March 09, 2021
Research suggests powerful resource dependencies are present in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Glenn College Releases Review of Columbus Response to 2020 Protests
Civic Engagement, Advocacy and Volunteerism
April 26, 2021
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
Resilience Decision Making in Repeated Disasters
Public Finance and Budgeting
June 07, 2021
The research, published in Environment Systems and Decisions Journal, examines resilience decision making in the context of repeated catastrophic events.
Maximizing the Efficiency of Active Case Finding for SARS-CoV-2 Using Bandit Algorithms
June 14, 2021
Using bandit algorithms, the authors of a paper in Medical Decision Making present and test an approach for finding otherwise undetected cases of COVID-19 before they lead to a widespread outbreak.
Not All High-Growth Firms Are Alike: Capturing and Tagging Ohio’s Gazelles
June 29, 2021
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Student Learning in Ohio
August 27, 2021
Analysis of Spring 2021 Ohio State Tests
Informational Determinants of Large-area Hurricane Evacuations
Environmental Policy and Management
August 30, 2021
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome.