Our Team

Steve Landerman

Steve Landerman

Steve Landerman has nearly 30 years of experience providing government relations solutions for corporations, associations & non-profit organizations. As President of Landerman Management and as a Partner with Governmental Affairs Management, Inc., he has represented various interests before the Ohio General Assembly and the executive branch of state government.

He has successfully stopped costly regulations from being enacted, obtained state contracts for his clients, and improved the political environment for numerous industries.

In addition to leading his own government relations firm, Steve serves as Executive Director of the Ohio Orthopaedic Society, a non-profit association representing more than 450 orthopedic surgeons in Ohio. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons named him Executive Director of the year in 2008. He was recently engaged to re-organize the Orthopaedic Society of Oklahoma. His expertise in association management has put the OSO on a path to increase membership and fiscal stability.

Steve began his career in state government as Gov. James A. Rhodes’ appointee to the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations. As the Assistant Director, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of four offices throughout the state and more than 400 employees. He also coordinated the activities of nine divisions within the department to maintain uniform departmental policy, helped prepare biennial budgets and represented the department at cabinet meetings.

Prior to founding Landerman Management Associates, Steve was Secretary-Treasurer and Director of Development of Shepherd Hill Corporation, a not-for-profit drug and alcoholism hospital located in Newark, Ohio. As a member of the organization’s first Board of Directors, he was instrumental in a fundraising drive that raised $4.5 million in private donations to build the 72-bed facility.

Steve serves on the Advisory Board of J.W. Coons and Associates, a financial advisory firm. In addition, he is Past President of the Executive Board of the Columbus Club. He has been an officer in various civic associations, including Jaycees, Lions and Chamber of Commerce.

He has worked on campaigns at the local, state and national level for over 40 years and was recently named a captain in the Ohio Association of Commodores. 

Steve earned a B.S. in Journalism degree from Ohio University.

Rand Howard

Rand Howard

+ Graduated from Cornell University’s College of Engineering in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

+ Employed in several positions with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development as a civil engineer, environmental protection officer, community development representative and economic development professional from 1972 through 1989.

+ Initial Director the then new Ohio Public Works Commission, and was solely responsible for its start-up, including all organizational design, budgetary, and staffing decisions regarding its original configuration and subsequent growth. Directed the formulation of and/or authored all administrative rules, operating policies and procedures for its funding assistance programs for local governments.

+ In 1991, moved to the Ohio Department of Transportation as its Deputy Director for the Production and Project Management Division. Provided supervision, guidance and direction to the offices of Aerial Engineering, Environmental Services, Real Estate Administration, Engineering and Design, and others. Involved management of the consultant selection process, as well as the competitive bidding system for awarding construction contracts, which together totaled more than $1.3 billion in annual procurements from the private sector.

+ Employed by EMH&T Engineering in 2004 as Director of Strategic Planning and then Chief Operating Officer. Assisted this full-service, regional civil engineering company in matters of business development, organizational restructuring, & managing day-to-day operations. Represented company interests in various professional and industry associations, including as a founder and Vice President of Transportation MATTERS, a state-wide advocacy coalition seeking to assure sufficient Federal and State funding for Ohio’s multi-modal transportation systems.

+ Came back to the State as Assistant Director of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services in 2010. Provided day-to-day leadership and guidance on policies and practices, particularly in the improvement and modernization of procurement methods, real estate activities, property management processes, fleet administration practices, as well as led the accomplishment of reforming the State’s requirements for delivery of construction projects. He retired from State service on September 1, 2017.

Mr. Howard has primarily spent his working career in the public sector and gained a reputation as an expert in several diverse areas, including urban planning, economic development, infrastructure engineering, real estate, and efficient delivery of government and financial assistance programs. He and his wife, Vera, reside in Westerville and enjoy being close to their two daughters, their husbands, & three grandchildren.

Susan Landerman

With more than 15 years of experience in the health care industry, Susan puts her knowledge and expertise to work on behalf of association clients.

+ Communicates legislative and regulatory activities to association members

+ Plans annual meetings and develops educational programming

+ Provides administrative and fiscal services for Boards of Directors

+ Prepares newsletters to keep members informed of trends & association activities

+ Manages membership development campaigns