Lee Fisher


Lee Fisher


President and CEO, CEOs for Cities

Senior Fellow, Center for Economic Development

Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Urban Scholar, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs andthe Great Cities Institute, at the University of Illinois at Chicago



CEOs for Cities is a learning community and partnership network of cross-sector, cross-generational urban leaders who research, create, and share smart ideas and practices for making cities and regions economically successful.

Great Cities are Advanced by Great Leaders.

Great Leaders are Advanced by Great Ideas.

Great Ideas are Advanced by Great Networks.

Offices: * Cleveland / Chicago

Past Service / Education

Ohio Lt. Governor

Ohio Attorney General

Ohio State Senator

Ohio State Representative

Director, Ohio Department of Economic Development

Chair, Ohio Governor's Economic Growth Cabinet

Chair, Ohio Third Frontier Commission

Chair, Clean Ohio Council

Chair, Governor's Council on Affordable Housing and Homelessness

President and CEO, Center for Families and Children

Partner, Hahn, Loeser & Parks LLP

Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Oberlin College, B.A.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.

Case Western Reserve University School of Nonprofit Organizations, MNO

Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management Professional Fellows Program

Presidential Teaching Fellow, Case Western Reserve University

Center for Creative Leadership, Leadership at the Peak Program

Chase Public Leadership Fellow, Harvard University Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government

Harvard Business School Program on Negotiation

  • Work
    • CEOs for Cities
  • Education
    • Oberlin
    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Case Western Reserve University School of Nonprofit Management