As Director of Roetzel Consulting Solutions, Ms. Schuerlein focuses on providing comprehensive strategic solutions for public, private, and nonprofit clients at the state and local levels. Her work is goal-driven and specific to her client’s identified needs.
Galen is experienced in providing strategic counsel to private corporations, public entities, local school districts, libraries, and trade associations reach their specific goals. Additionally, she has extensive experience in traditional governmental relations, including procurement, and fighting unnecessary local regulations. Galen has worked with Fortune 500 companies, national trade associations, and local entities to provide comprehensive strategies for success.
Galen has been involved in the political process for more than two decades and has campaign experience with public libraries, county reform, community colleges, park systems, local schools, and human services. She has also provides strategic counsel to local and state candidates.
Galen’s professional experience provides a unique perspective on the interactions between private sector and government. This background provides a deep understanding of how business, politics, and communications interface. Prior to her consulting career, she was the Chief Counsel for the City of Cleveland, managing all collective bargaining, labor and employment, real estate development, and public records law sections. She also served as an Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Cleveland focusing on communications and labor relations.
Galen began her legal career as a guardian ad litem, later moving to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office where she served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney representing children and family services. In that role she prosecuted neglect, abuse, and dependency complaints.
While she is a licensed attorney and admitted to the Bar in Ohio, Ms. Schuerlein is not providing legal advice in her role as Director of Roetzel Consulting Services.
Galen earned her JD from Case Western Reserve School of Law in 1997. She graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Political Science from Seattle University in 1994. She was named a Crains Cleveland Business “40 Under 40” and is a member of the Ohio Democratic Party Executive Committee. When she is not working, Galen lives in Cleveland and enjoys gardening, tennis, and anything Hamilton
- Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Chair Transition Team (2017 - present)
- Menlo Park Academy Development Committee
- Cleveland Landmarks Commission, past board member