John Strawn is the communications manager for the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), the information and technology division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. He provides overall leadership for communications, outreach, marketing and public relations for the consortium, which consists of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARNet) and the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK).
John joined OH-TECH in September 2020 after five years as the digital communications strategist in the Office of Academic Affairs at The Ohio State University. From 2009 to 2015, he served as the associate director of athletics communications at Wittenberg University after working as a graduate assistant sports information director at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2008-09.
John earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton and graduated from Wittenberg University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He and his wife, Ellen, reside in Columbus with their dog, Hailey.