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Columbus 2020 Team


The Columbus 2020 team is comprised of 20 economic development professionals who are dedicated to helping Columbus Region businesses expand and become more competitive, attracting investment from market-leading companies worldwide, developing a distinct identity and brand that raises awareness of the Columbus Region as a business location and identifying business challenges and opportunities through customized, objective research. 

Click on individuals to view full biographies and contact information.

 

Kenny McDonald

Chief Economic Officer

Becky Blatt

Executive Assistant to the Chief Economic Officer

 
     

Administration

 

Sean Grant

Chief Administrative Officer

Jennifer Randall

Staff Accountant
 
     

Business Development and Project Management

Patty Huddle

Vice President, Existing Business Services

Matt McCollister

Vice President, Economic Development

Matt McQuade

Director, North American Business Development

Deborah Scherer

Director, Global Markets

Archit Dhir

Project Manager, International Lead

Katie Hamilton

Project Manager

Chris Strayer

Client Solutions Officer

Stephanie I. Bosco

Economic Development  Coordinator

Karin Redelberger

Economic Development Coordinator

   

Jeff Zimmerman

Director, Columbus Region Logistics Council

   
     

Investor Relations

   

Chip Holcombe

Director, Investor Relations
   
     

Marketing and Communications

 

Irene Alvarez

Director, Marketing and Communications

Nick Reshan

Marketing Coordinator
 
     

Research

Jung Kim

Director, Research

Laura Hess

Research Analyst

Jay Knox

Research Analyst

Board of Directors

Alex R. FisAlex Fischer Columbus Partnership Headshotcher, Chairman
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Columbus Partnership
 



 

Eric Phillips, Secretary
Executive Director
Union County Economic Development Partnership




Marilyn Brown
County Commissioner
Franklin County Board of Commissioners




Michael B. Coleman
Mayor
City of Columbus





Michael Keller
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Nationwide



Michael W. Louge
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
OhioHealth




Gregory R. Overmyer
Chief Executive Officer
Overmyer Hall Associates





Ellen Power
Center Director and Heath Site Executive Strategic Missile & Defense Systems
Boeing Defense, Space & Security


Dr. Mark Smith
President
Ohio Christian University





Kristi Tanner JobsOhio HeadshotKristi Tanner
Managing Director
JobsOhio





Pablo A. Vegas
President and Chief Operating Officer
AEP Ohio, American Electric Power



Dr. David Williams, Ph.D., Sc.D.
Dean and Presidential Professor
College of Engineering, The Ohio State University



EX-OFFICIO

Patrick Cornelius
Partner
Squire Patton Boggs





Sean Grant 
Chief Administrative Officer
Columbus 2020





Kenny McDonald, CEcD, President
Chief Economic Officer
Columbus 2020







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