Douglas J. Preisse's background combines more than two decades of experience in local, state, and national politics, as well as several years experience in government service, consulting, and direct lobbying. Doug's career includes a seven-year association with the Ohio Senate, where he served as a majority caucus staff member, legislative aide, and campaign manager for several successful elections. He has maintained a close relationship with senate members and staff by continuing to be involved in the political process. Doug's consulting and lobbying expertise includes representing clients in the legislative and executive arenas, as well as grassroots organization and strategies involving local government.
After serving as Political Director for George Voinovich's successful first bid for Governor of Ohio, Doug served as Director of Constituent Affairs on the executive staff of the Governor. This office's responsibilities included the establishment of regional, economic development offices statewide; veteran’s affairs; multicultural affairs; constituent group communications; and the Governor's volunteer initiatives. Doug managed Governor Voinovich's reelection effort in 1994 in which Voinovich won reelection with the highest percentage of the vote since the early 19th century.
Doug was appointed Executive Director of the 1992 and 1996 Republican Presidential Campaigns in Ohio, in which he coordinated Presidential and Vice Presidential travel and events development, along with all aspects of the campaign in a targeted state. Doug has played leadership roles in many other successful local and state campaigns, most recently in the elections of Governor John Kasich, State Treasurer Josh Mandel, and Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder.
In 2004, Doug was elected Chairman of the Franklin County Republican Party, where he oversees the operations of one of the largest county party organizations in the country. Doug is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Columbus Museum of Art. He is also on the Program Committee for the Columbus Metropolitan Club and a member of the Columbus International Visitors Council.