OSBA Legislative Services enters new session with new team
OSBA began 2017 in a state of transition. Jim Green, who was the OSBA deputy executive director and headed Legislative Services, assumed the OSBA executive director role after the retirement of Betsy Miller-Jones. As executive director, he will continue to work on pressing legislative issues, including revenue reform and PERS.
Lori Sattenspiel has taken over as the interim legislative director and will lead the efforts in the Capitol during the 79th legislative session. In late fall, Richard Donovan joined the team. Richard came to OSBA from the Capitol, where he was a well-respected committee administrator for both the House and Senate education committees. Richard had to hit the ground running, as most OSBA members were introduced to him during the fall regional meetings in September and October.
Legislative Services has also added a new dimension to the team, Gallatin Public Affairs. Gallatin will support the legislative efforts for 2017 and the short session in 2018. Gallatin brings experience in lobbying education and K-12 issues. We look forward to the new addition and support as the 2017 session gets underway Feb. 1.