Executive Director of the Ohio Commission for the U.S. Semiquincentennial
Todd serves as the executive director of the Ohio Commission for the U.S. Semiquincentennial, which is charged with preparing Ohio to participate in the nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026. Kleismit is an Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm who returned to Ohio to pursue college and a career that has included roles in the private sector, the Ohio Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and the nonprofit sector.
Kleismit earned his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and master’s degree in Public Administration from Ohio University. He also serves as a board member for the Ohioana Library. Kleismit resides in Columbus with his wife Lisa and their daughter, Grace.
oin us on a journey through time and culture as we prepare to mark the nation's 250th anniversary in 2026. Ohio is gearing up for this historic milestone. Discover the statewide planning efforts currently in progress and learn how you can actively engage your local community in this meaningful celebration. Join us for a session led by America 250-Ohio Commission's Executive Director Todd Kleismit and Community Engagement Specialist Taylor Tomu who will guide us on this journey of remembrance, respect, and unity. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of America's 250th-anniversary legacy. Join us, and let's make history together!