CHICAGO -- Columbus-based law firm Bricker & Eckler LLP has hired Christiane Schmenk, the former director of the Ohio Development Services Agency, to serve as of-counsel in its public finance group.
Schmenk headed up the state department for two years after Gov. John Kasich redirected many of the state’s economic development duties to the newly created JobsOhio, a private non-profit entity. Schmenk was also the chairman of the state’s Third Frontier Commission, which issues bonds for technology development projects. Before coming to the state, Schmenk was the mayor of the town of Marysville for three years and an executive for nearly 20 years at Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.