After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the Ohio State University, David Lukas returned to his hometown and obtained a Master’s Degree of Public Administration from the Levin College of Public Affairs and Education at Cleveland State University. When deciding where to continue his education following his time at Ohio State, he was impressed with Cleveland State’s College of Urban Affairs: “The faculty [were] well known throughout the community and the career services office was successful in connecting students with relevant internship opportunities.” In fact, while David credits his coursework for preparing him for his career in economic development, the most significant impact for him was his internship, which he would be offered a full-time position at upon graduation. He goes on to say, “[M]y career really took off as a result.”
A Cleveland native, David is inspired by Northeast Ohio and is proud to call it home. He states, “The people here are resilient and committed to making our community better for the next generation.” David resides in the Greater Cleveland area and serves as the Assistant Director for the Summit County Department of Community and Economic Development, which seeks to encourage regional job growth and business development.