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Dave Salisbury


Dave Salisbury leads the healthcare policy practice at Sean P. Dunn and Associates. Dave is known on Capitol Square for a deep expertise in healthcare policy, which he developed in numerous roles in state government. Dave inspires confidence through his knowledge, integrity, and relentless effort to achieve the goals of the client.

Prior to joining Sean P. Dunn and Associates, Dave served the people of Ohio in Governor John Kasich’s Administration. There he worked closely with cabinet directors and state agency leadership to develop and implement the policy agenda of the Governor before the General Assembly. Dave’s work focused on coordinating and executing lobbying strategies and messaging for all health and human services state agencies to achieve large policy and budgetary reforms.  During this time, Dave functioned as the legislative director for the Department of Medicaid, where he gained extensive experience in the rule making and State Controlling Board processes.

Before joining the executive branch, Dave built trusted relationships with state legislators while fundraising for House Republican campaigns and clerking the Health and Human Services Finance subcommittee for Chairman Jeff McClain. 

Dave’s interest in Ohio politics was sparked while working in the Page Program at the Ohio Statehouse and earning a degree from The Ohio State University. He is also a graduate of Leadership Columbus. In his free time, he enjoys sports and loves rooting for all Cleveland teams.  Dave resides in Eastmoor with his wife and three daughters. 

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