Allison DeSantis, Esq.
Office of the Ohio Secretary of State
Allison DeSantis is an accomplished attorney who has spent much of her career in public service focused on business and regulatory law. Since 2008, she has served as the Director of Business Services for the Ohio Secretary of State’s office and became the Assistant Deputy Secretary of State in 2019. In this role, Allison has overseen efforts to improve the quality of services provided to the business community through a number of innovative modernizations. Allison’s knowledge and experience led the International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA), a professional association for government administrators of business organization and secured transaction systems, to elect her president in 2015 and again in 2020. As a member and past president of IACA as well as a member of the Notary Public Administrators, Allison has continued to build on her expertise in the areas of business registry law, technology, and notary law. Allison earned both her undergraduate degree in communications and juris doctorate from the University of Dayton.