Michelle Fitzgibbon was involved in various local and statewide campaigns before working as an aide at the Ohio House of Representatives. In 2000, she left the Ohio House of Representatives to work in an independent, multi-client lobbying firm. As a lobbyist in the firm, Michelle advocated for a multitude of client issues, including health care, insurance, taxation, local government and education.
In 2010, Fitzgibbon opened her own firm, The Fitzgibbon Group. She continues to work with the legislature and state administration on client issues. Her honest approach and reliability has resulted in successful outcomes for her clients.
Fitzgibbon received her bachelor’s in political science from The Ohio State University. She is a graduate of the Jo Ann Davidson Leadership Institute, a former board member of Kids Voting Central Ohio, a member of the Community Shelter Board’s Women Leaders, a guest lecturer for The Ohio State University’s NEW Leadership Program and a member of the Ohio Lobbying Association, where she serves as a mentor.
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.
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