Gail Garbrandt holds a M.A. from the University of Akron and a B.A. from Kent State University, where she graduated with honors. Garbrandt currently works for Macy’s Department store as a manager in fine jewelry. She has GIA accreditation She worked 10 years at the prestigious Ray C Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and taught Political Science courses for 16 years at Malone University, The University of Mount Union, Stark State College and The University of Akron. In 2011, she worked as the Faculty Director for Walsh University for the Semester in Rome, Italy. She was named a Salzburg Global Fellow in 2008 and traveled to Salzburg, Austria to attend a session on “Advancing the Voice of Women in Civil Society Organizations” at the Salzburg Institute. She traveled to South Africa as a Visiting Scholar and taught at The University of Pretoria in 2003.
Gail Garbrandt is a past board member of The American Association of Political Consultants where she served from 2002-2013; She was the President of the Midwest Regional Chapter. She is on the Board of the Center for the Advancement of Women in Public Service at Cleveland State University and was Vice President of Communications for the National Women’s Political Caucus in Washington, D.C. She is a Board Member of the Zoar Community Association, and a member of the Ohio County Chairs Association. She currently chairs the Tuscarawas County Democratic Party.