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Dwayne Sattler

Chemical Education Foundation Selects Dwayne Sattler as Executive Director

Friday, March 31st, 2017

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Following a national search conducted by the Sterling Martin Associates team, The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) announced Dwayne G. Sattler as Executive Director of the Foundation effective April 3, 2017. Sattler comes to CEF from The Ohio State University (OSU) where he served as Managing Director of “SpotOn,” a national STEM education technology initiative within the College of Education and Human Ecology.

Prior to that, Sattler was Associate Vice President for Policy in OSU’s Office of Research. In that role, he directed corporate and public sector relationship efforts for the Ohio Technology Consortium, a membership-based organization of technology centers. His efforts resulted in securing $30M in external funding to run the consortium’s industrial research services and STEM education programs. In addition to STEM programs, Sattler has led public policy initiatives through his own consulting firm, Network Government Relations, with two offices, one in Washington, DC, and one in Columbus, OH, and as the full-time Director of Public Policy and Public Affairs at the Ohio Supercomputer Center. Prior to these positions, he worked for then-Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mike DeWine and subsequently as his Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC, after DeWine’s election to the U. S. Senate. Sattler also served as Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Employment and Training. In that role, he led legislative efforts to pass the Workforce Investment Act, which included the reauthorization of the Carl Perkins Vocational Education Act and the Adult Education Act. He was also instrumental in the reauthorizations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and National Science Foundation.

Sattler is working toward his Master of Arts, Public Policy & Management from The Ohio State University (anticipated 2017) and holds a Bachelor of Arts, Communications from Bowling Green State University.