Aryeh Alex leads advocacy and electoral programs to build a powerful, grassroots environmental movement in Ohio as the Director for the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund. Previously, he served as a Regional Director in the National Political Department at the Service Employee International Union where the focus of his work centered on developing and executing electoral, community base building, union, and social justice campaigns in states and municipalities across the country.
Prior to this, Aryeh led the then-newly formed organizing department at OCSEA/AFSCME Local 11 as its organizing director, where he organized workers in the public sector and played a critical role in defeating the anti-union Senate Bill 5. He has also held senior staff positions on numerous candidate and issue campaigns.
His passion for protecting natural resources led to his involvement of the Friends of Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, where he serves as President. Aryeh works in this role to expand park access to underserved communities, creating an opportunity for individuals to experience nature for the first time, and expanding park access to all.
In 2017, Aryeh was elected Township Trustee, running on a platform of fighting the opioid epidemic, supporting our first responders, and rebuilding strong relationships with Franklin County and the City of Columbus.
Aryeh resides in Franklin Township, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Grace, where he enjoys hiking, nature photography, and volunteering as a naturalist.