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The Hon. Mike Dovilla is the inaugural president and executive director of the USS Cleveland Legacy Foundation, the founder and president of the leadership development firm The Grindstone Institute, a commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives. His extensive public service experience also includes serving as an advisor to U.S. Senator George Voinovich and as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of State. He also served as the chief of staff of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and he’s currently a member of the Class of 2020 in the Presidential Leadership Scholars program.

So in the realm of public service, Mike has done it all. In this episode, we explore why public service is worth pursuing as a career, what shapes and forms public service might take, and advice for those of any age or state looking to get into public service. We also explore important aspects of history and context that shape U.S. government, society, and our involvement in it. 

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