Greg McIlvaine was appointed Senior Policy Advisor for the Ohio Department of Commerce in June 2019 to oversee the Medical Marijuana Control Program. Throughout his career, McIlvaine has served in various leadership and policy roles on Capitol Hill and in the private sector. Prior to joining Commerce, he served as vice president and advocacy director of Mindset (formerly The Cypress Group), which is a strategic advisory and advocacy firm, where he advised on financial services, budget, and tax issues and worked together with policymakers and industry stakeholders to address policy challenges and implement solutions. McIlvaine also served as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Mike DeWine and Congressman Zach Wamp, where he helped manage appropriations project requests and advised on budget and financial services policy. McIlvaine received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University.