Todd Hoffman joined the Dispatch Magazines team in 2011 as the digital editor. Previously, he managed the digital operations of several political campaigns and nonprofit organizations.
Todd studied political science as an undergraduate at Miami University and in graduate school at Ohio University. Going to college in the Internet boom of the late 1990s, he became intrigued with Web design and taught himself html to create a website to post political articles and commentary (before there were blogs). What started as a hobby became a career. Fifteen years later, Todd is still passionate about digital communications and amazed by the expansion and progress of the field over the last decade.
Todd has deep roots in Columbus and loves the city. His great-grandparents came straight from Germany to German Village, and the majority of his extended family still lives in and around Columbus. While he attended all of the other Ohio universities, Todd is a lifelong Buckeye.
Favorite movies: Star Wars, Braveheart
Favorite books: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and all of the writings of Ernest Holmes
Favorite food: filet mignon and portabella mushrooms
Best advice you’ve gotten: Find something you love to do and you will never work a day in your life.
Career highlight: Meeting and getting a photo with President Clinton; working at the 2008 Democratic National Convention
Things that are always in your work bag: iPad mini and a ton of Diet Mountain Dew
Favorite punctuation: < >
Name something most people don’t know about you: Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman nicknamed me “Spidey” when I was the webmaster on his campaign. He still calls me “Spidey” every time I see him.
What do you most enjoy about work? I am lucky to work with a great group of very talented people. I enjoy Internet communications because it challenges both technical/strategic skills as well as creative/artistic talents