Paul Kudlak

Paul is a partner of The Junto Company, Ltd., a government relations and business development consulting firm. Paul has more than twenty years of government relations experience in both the private and public sectors. He has lobbied the legislative and executive branches of government on a broad array of issues, ranging from primary and higher education, workforce development, construction, workers’ and unemployment compensation, local government, parks, energy, corrections and healthcare.

From August 2002 to December 2007, Paul served as Director of Government Relations for A.C. Sinagra and Associates, a government relations consulting firm. In this role, Paul developed and carried out executive and legislative proposals on behalf of a diverse client base. He was responsible for direct communication with legislators, executive office holders and staff. Paul was also responsible for the tracking of legislation and executive agency decisions and overall monitoring of the client’s legislative and executive initiatives.

From January 2001 to July 2002, Paul worked as a consultant in the Human Capital Services Practice for CGI Management Consultants, a global information systems/management consulting firm. In this capacity Paul worked with public and private sector organizations, at the national, state and local level to design and implement effective strategies and solutions to address their workforce development needs.

Prior to working at CGI, Paul served as Director of Legislative Affairs for the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services (OBES). In this position, Paul advocated the governor’s workforce development policy and unemployment insurance policy before the Ohio General Assembly and the federal government. Paul also assisted with the merger of the OBES and the Ohio Department of Human Services, which created the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

From February 1997 to September 1999, Paul served as Director of Labor and Human Resources Policy for the state of Ohio’s largest and most diverse business association, The Ohio Chamber of Commerce. In this position, Paul represented the business community on labor & employment law, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, and workforce development issues.

From February 1995 to January 1997, Paul worked as a Legislative Associate for the County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio (CCAO). His primary lobbying focus for CCAO concentrated on legislative and executive issues regarding courts and corrections.

Paul began working in politics as a legislative aide in the Ohio Senate in 1992. In this role, he assisted in the drafting of legislation, handled constituent problems and managed the day to day operations of the office. Paul attended Saint Bonaventure University (Olean, NY) on a baseball scholarship before transferring to The Ohio State University. Paul and his wife Kelly reside in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington.