About US

Meet the team

Support Ohio Schools is an Ohio-based non-profit organization that works across the state with school levy campaigns by providing research-based tools, resources and expertise.  Support Ohio Schools can help your school district’s campaign WIN and ensure a great learning environment for our children.

 

Support Ohio Schools Consultants are passionate about helping campaigns across Ohio and represent a significant amount of experience in all aspects of managing issue campaigns.

OUR STAFF

Nathan Minerd

Nathan owns his own company, Momentum Strategy Group, which deals in Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Government Affairs. He formally worked within the Taft administration, within the governor's office, and on periodic assignment to multiple state agencies. He has served as a campaign consultant on statewide and national campaigns for the past 15 years.

Jerry Rampelt

Jerry Rampelt is the founder of Support Ohio Schools and has assisted over 300 levy campaigns in the past ten years. He is the the author of The Levy Book, which is the first Ohio book about conducting levy campaigns. He is a frequent speaker at conferences about levy campaigns.

Michael Collins

Mike is a former Ohio State School Board and local school board member. He formally worked in a local school district, Department of Education (Ohio) and a national education oganization. He has 30+ years of experience in promotions, marketing, event planning, and campaigns. He is owner of the 'Michael Collins Group'

Andrea Kruse

Andrea works at Momentum Strategy Group. She has a deep background and experience in PR and communications. She has served as Communication Director for the Department of Youth Services for 6 years. She currently is Communications Consultant to two different state associations.

Support Ohio Schools BOARD

Support Ohio Schools  is actually two organizations:
        SOS-Support Ohio Schools
        Support Ohio Schools Research and Education Foundation

Support Ohio Schools is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide winning strategies and advice to levy campaigns.  SOS is a 501 C 4 organization.

Support Ohio Schools Research and Education Foundation conducts research about levy campaigns and provides training. As a 501 (C) 3 charity the Foundation supports SOS.

Professor, Bowling Green State University

Bucyrus City School Board Member

Attorney, Bricker and Eckler

Executive Director, Ohio Educational Service Center Association

Little Miami levy chair

Executive Director, Ohio Education Association

Superintendent, Licking Heights Local Schools

Retired, Founder of Support Ohio Schools

Superintendent, Gahanna Jefferson SD