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Pamela Siekman

POWER Commissioner


Pamela Siekman has been active in Ohio politics and policymaking for more than 20 years. Siekman has cultivated a Rolodex of relationships among Ohio’s Fortune 1000 companies and its local, state and federally elected officials. With her husband Dwayne, she cofounded Siekman, Siekman & Associates, a government and public affairs firm operating in Ohio and Washington, D.C. At their firm, she plays an integral role in developing lobbying and public affairs strategies for clients, such as Halliburton, Woolpert, Transportation Research Center Inc., City of New Albany, City of Euclid and K&D Group.

Prior to her work at Siekman, Siekman & Associates, she founded PRH Consulting Group, a national political fundraising and consulting firm which has raised more than $100 million for state and federal candidates, including multiple presidential committees, as well as corporate clients. For a decade, she played a key role in Speaker of the House John A. Boehner’s national finance committee.

As a legislative aide for then-Majority Leader of the Ohio House of Representatives Patrick Tiberi, Siekman navigated tort and tax bills for the leader. And as a lobbyist for the Ohio State Medical Association, she fought for the passage of Ohio’s “Prompt Pay” law, as well as led the association’s other top legislative priorities in public health and insurance reform.

Siekman received her bachelor’s in political science from Wright State University and a master’s in public administration from Bowling Green State University. She is a graduate of the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute, a member of the Association of Ohio Commodores, serves on the New Albany Chamber Board and Ohio Women Suffrage Centennial Commission, and serves as the Ohio chair and secretary of Maggie’s List.


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.