Monty Lobb is the President of Kenosis Limited, an organizational change consulting firm. In this capacity he teaches and mentors leaders to be the message of high character. He teaches at Ohio Christian University in the School of Business and Government as an associate professor and is the Director of the Government program. He also teaches in the MBA Program at Franklin University and has taught ethics, leadership and organizational behavior in the Graduate Business School of Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Lobb has practiced court appointed criminal law in Fairfield County, Ohio and served as the Executive Director of the Republican Party in that county.
Monty served as Assistant Secretary of State of Ohio from July 1999 through January 2007, and in the additional role of Chief of Staff from March 2000 through January 2003, to Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell. A member of Blackwell’s senior staff at both the Secretary of State’s office and Ohio Treasury, Lobb was also General Counsel during the Secretary’s first year as Ohio’s chief election officer. In his role as Assistant Secretary, he focused on policy development, strategic planning and running the Ohio Center for Civic Character (OCCC).
He began his career with Blackwell in 1996 as a manager of the research, projects and constituent services department. In this capacity, he led or participated in policy research concerning child centered funding for the public schools, savings accounts for the working poor, disaster recovery plan for the treasury, electronic fund transfers for child support payments, farmland preservation, and continuing education for public fund managers.
Currently, he serves as an allied attorney for the Alliance Defending Freedom and a Senior Fellow for the Center for Faith and Liberty and a Fellow for the American Center for Civic Character.
He served as President of Citizens for Community Values in Cincinnati, has played significant roles in federal, state and local political campaigns since 1984, and worked two summers on Capitol Hill. He was elected to a term as a member of the Princeton City School District Board of Education and served a year as president. He served as Chairman of Common Ground Ministries, a transitional homeless program in Over-the-Rhine. In 2006 he co-founded Advocacy for HOPE, a group that gives voice to the reentry needs of prisoners and their families while maintaining the call for restitution.
Dr. Lobb is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law, earned with honors his B.A. from Olivet Nazarene University, and received undergraduate credits from New College, Oxford University. Monty is also a Council of State Government Toll Fellow alumnus, a graduate of Leadership Ohio and the Ohio Certified Public Managers program. In 2004, he was honored with the Certified Public Manager of the Year Award.
Monty, his wife Lara and their children, Isaiah and Macy, reside in Carroll, Ohio.