Yvonne Lesicko has been named senior director of legislative and regulatory policy for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). She will manage OFBF’s legislative and regulatory team and represent the interests of Farm Bureau members with Congress, the General Assembly and with federal and state regulatory agencies.
Lesicko was formerly on the Farm Bureau public policy team from 1994 – 1997 and rejoins the organization after being director of government relations for Cincinnati Bell Telephone since 1997. She received a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College and a master’s 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 alumni. 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, Oscar.
“Farm Bureau members are going to be well served by Yvonne,” according to Adam Sharp, OFBF vice president of public policy. “She has the experience and energy to carry our members’ message to all levels of government and we’re glad she’s on the team.”
Ohio Farm Bureau works to improve the lives of its members and all Ohioans by engaging in public policy, communications and member service activities.