Landsman currently serves as the Executive Director of The Strive Partnership, a unique education consortium of providers and funders working together to improve academic achievement in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The Strive Partnership serves as a catalyst for working together, across sectors, and along the educational continuum to drive better results in education, for every child, every step of the way, from cradle to career. Joining education, nonprofit, civic, business and philanthropic leaders engaged in the work, Landsman believes that collective efforts to grow our regional economy, expand our middle class, and reduce poverty depend on the progress made in driving better results in education – from cradle to career.
Before joining The Strive Partnership, Landsman was appointed Director of the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives by Governor Ted Strickland in October of 2007. Created in 2003 by the Ohio General Assembly, the office works to strengthen the capacity of faith-based and community-based organizations, encourage effective partnerships among and between public agencies and faith-based and community organizations, and measure the impact of these partnerships in an effort to reduce poverty in Ohio. As Director, Landsman oversaw an annual grant-making budget of $7 million, helped to launch summer food and learning programs throughout the state, and established the Ohio Social Entrepreneurship Initiative.
Landsman and his wife, Sarah, live in Cincinnati with their daughter, Madeline, and son, Elijah.