Public Law & Finance
Roetzel Consulting Solutions
Roetzel Consulting Solutions LLC (RCS) is a full-service, bipartisan consulting company. Our professionals have decades of experience representing clients where the private and public sectors intersect. We create innovative strategies to help define and reach client objectives. While some members of our team are licensed attorneys, RCS provides consulting services, not legal advice. Often our work is complementary to the legal work of Roetzel & Andress attorneys.
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With decades of public affairs experience, Lewis is a sought-after advisor for procurement, government relations, and for creating and executing complex strategies to help clients reach their goals. He serves as lead strategist to numerous large, public and private entities throughout Ohio and Washington, D.C. He has also advised developers on several multi-million dollar development projects. His clients include public and private entities, as well as diversified energy companies, governmental entities, housing authorities, and nonprofit organizations. Additionally, Lewis is on the Board of Trustees for the University of Akron.
While he is a licensed attorney and admitted to the Bar in Ohio, Lewis is not providing legal advice in his role as President of Roetzel Consulting Solutions.
As Director of Roetzel Consulting Solutions, Galen focuses on providing comprehensive strategic solutions for public, private, and nonprofit clients at the state and local level. She creates realistic, holistic, strategies that encompass legal, communications, and political considerations. Galen has provided strategic counsel to public entities, non-profits, businesses, local school districts, libraries, private corporations and trade associations reach their specific goals. Additionally, she has extensive experience in traditional governmental relations and positioning. Galen has been involved in the political process for decades and understands issues unique to entities affected by local, state and federal government and policies.
Galen’s professional experience provides a unique perspective on the interactions between private sector and government. Prior to her consulting career, she was the Chief Counsel for the City of Cleveland, managing all collective bargaining, labor and employment, real estate development, and public records law sections. She also served as an Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Cleveland focusing on communications and labor relations. Galen began her legal career as a guardian ad litem, later moving to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office where she served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney representing Children and Family Services. In that role she prosecuted neglect, abuse, and dependency complaints.
While she is a licensed attorney and admitted to the Bar in Ohio, Galen is not providing legal advice in her role as Director of Roetzel Consulting Services.
Diana counsels small and large companies, government organizations, and nonprofit entities on legislative matters in a diverse range of industries.
Prior to joining RCS, Diana worked in Washington, D.C. for a Member of Congress where she staffed key committees, including the House Committee on Rules, the Judiciary Committee, and the Energy and Commerce Committee. She also worked at a government relations firm in Washington, D.C. where she represented clients before Congress and the Executive Branch on a variety of federal issues, including those related to health care, education, and transportation.
While she is a licensed attorney and admitted to the Bar in Ohio, Diana is not providing legal advice in her role as Director of Roetzel Consulting Solutions.
As Director of Roetzel Consulting Solutions, Mr. Dodson focuses on providing comprehensive solutions to both public and private clients alike, including governmental relations, economic development, business development, communications and crisis management. He understands that most complex matters involve strategic, practical and political considerations, and he assists his clients in balancing these dynamics during their decisions-making process. Mr. Dodson’s experience in local and state government and politics enable him to provide unique and valuable insight to obtain his client’s desired outcome.
Mr. Dodson is well-versed in developing and assisting public-private partnerships that have advanced projects in many Northeast Ohio communities. Given his years of experience on the public side of these transactions Mr. Dodson is able to represent both local governments looking to improve their communities through investment, as well as private entities looking to navigate the complex framework of local, state and federal laws to make a development project a reality. Mr. Dodson’s project management skills and his detailed knowledge of the landscape of local and state incentives, programs and assistance can be critical to ensuring your project’s success.
Prior to joining Roetzel and Andress, Mr. Dodson served as Chief of Staff to two County Executives in Summit County, Ohio over an 11-year period. Immediately prior to serving as Chief of Staff, Mr. Dodson served as Assistant Director of Law for Summit County. He also represented public, for-profit and non-profit clients before joining the Summit County Executive’s Office.
As a Director of Roetzel Consulting Solutions, Julius helps clients navigate where the public and private sectors intersect, helping clients find meaningful solutions to their strategic goals.
Julius built his career in public utilities. Most recently, he was the Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, where he oversaw all aspects of managing one of the nation’s largest wastewater management utilities. In that role, Julius oversaw compliance with a $3 billion, 25-year EPA consent decree for a long-term control plan to significantly reduce combined sewer overflows, and oversaw development and implementation of a new stormwater management program.
Julius’ prior experience includes an established career in public utilities beginning in 1977, when he was appointed the Assistant Director of the Public Utilities Department for the City of Cleveland. In 1979, he took on the temporary role of Commissioner of Cleveland Water until 1981, when he assumed the role of Deputy Commissioner of Cleveland Water and was eventually appointed Commissioner in 1988. During his 25 years in the Division of Water, Julius oversaw the management of over $1 billion worth of capital improvement projects and maintained the Division of Water’s very favorable financial position. He also served as the Director of the city’s Department of Public Utilities from 2004 to 2007.
Julius’ professional affiliations include the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, American Water Works Association, Water Research Foundation, US Water Alliance, and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. In each organization, he has served on the board and as an officer.