Yvonne Lesicko has been named vice president, public policy for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. She will be responsible for managing the organization’s policy development process and its legislative, regulatory, political and legal activities at the federal, state and local levels. She has been OFBF’s senior director of legislative and regulatory policy since 2012.
She succeeds Adam Sharp, who was recently named the organization’s new executive vice president.
Lesicko first served on the Farm Bureau public policy team in the mid-1990s. She also was director of government relations for Cincinnati Bell Telephone. She received a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College and a master’s degree in public administration from Ohio State University. She is a past president of the Ohio Lobbying Association and has been active with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Ohio Commodores and Girl Scouts Alumnae Association. Lesicko was raised on a Huron County grain farm where her family also operated a seed processing plant. She and her husband, Scott, have a son.
Ohio Farm Bureau is the state’s largest and most inclusive food and farm organization. Its mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers. To learn more visit ofbf.org.
This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Joe Cornely, 614-246-8230.
Editors: A high resolution photo of Ms. Lesicko is available to accompany this story.