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John Kessler, P.E.

Sep 28, 2020 | Administrative Leadership
John Kessler

As Chief of the Division of Real Estate and Land Management (REALM), John Kessler oversees ODNR's real estate support services including acquisitions, sales, leases, licenses, and oversight of professional survey, title, appraisal, recreational grant and environmental services. An ODNR employee since 2004, Kessler's previous positions include Environmental Services Administrator for REALM and Assistant Chief of the Division of Soil and Water Conservation. Prior to coming to ODNR, John worked for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for 12 years.

A native of Columbus, Kessler holds bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from The Ohio State University and is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in Ohio. In his free time, he enjoys running and bicycling.