Luka Papalko

Luka Papalko

Luka Papalko

Luka Papalko serves as the Manager, Public Affairs for Columbia Gas of Ohio. His responsibilities include leading all public affairs activities in the Central, Southern and Eastern areas of Columbia Gas of Ohio’s service territory with a goal to nurture and enhance relationships with local governments and external stakeholders, drive project customer communications and represent Columbia Gas in a public facing role within local communities.

Prior to this role, Luka served as External Affairs Specialist and Social Media Lead. In this role, Luka assisted with Columbia Gas of Ohio’s outreach to customers on infrastructure replacement projects, communication efforts to external stakeholders and oversaw execution of all Columbia Gas of Ohio social media accounts.

Before joining Columbia Gas of Ohio, Luka served as Public Information Officer at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, where he represented the agency to both internal and external stakeholders, and facilitated internal and externally facing communications, including regular public speaking engagements with Ohioans. Previous roles included responsibility for public affairs, communications and social media.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s Elevate Cbus class of 2021.

A Cleveland, Ohio native, Luka currently resides in Columbus with his girlfriend, Lauren, and dog, Moose.

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