Meet the Columbus Partnership

The Columbus Partnership is a nonprofit, member-based coalition that represents a diverse set of industries and organizations in the Columbus Region.

The Columbus Partnership was founded in 2002 as a non-profit, membership-based organization of CEOs from Columbus’ leading businesses and institutions. What began as eight CEOs evolved into the Partnership’s current membership base of more than 70 leaders who represent the Columbus business community. The Columbus Partnership’s family of organizations includes One Columbus, Smart Columbus, and Clean Energy Partners.

The Partnership strategically considers how to uphold the shared vision to be the most prosperous region in the U.S. Leaders from member organizations and others convene to address opportunities to advance economic development, smart mobility, public policy, education, leadership development, philanthropy, community branding, and downtown development.

Founding Members

John (Jack) W. Kessler


Co-Founder and Chairman
New Albany Company
www.newalbanycompany.org

Leslie H. Wexner


Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus


Executive Committee

Kirt A. Walker

Columbus Partnership Co-Chair
CEO
Nationwide
www.nationwide.com

Stephen D. Steinour

Columbus Partnership Co-Chair
Chairman, President and CEO
Huntington
www.huntington.com

JuliA (julie) Sloat


President and CEO
American Electric Power
www.aep.com

Matt Scantland


Founder and CEO
AndHealth
www.andhealth.com

Lewis (lou) F. Von Thaer


President and CEO
Battelle
www.battelle.org

Jason Hollar


CEO
Cardinal Health
www.cardinalhealth.com

Jeffrey W. Edwards


Chairman, CEO and President
Installed Building Products
www.installedbuildingproducts.com

Corrine M. Burger


Managing Director
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
www.jpmorganchase.com

Timothy C. Robinson


CEO
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
www.nationwidechildrens.org

Stephen E. Markovich, M.D.


President and CEO
OhioHealth
www.ohiohealth.com

Lloyd Yates


President and Chief Executive Officer
NiSource
www.nisource.com

Walter (Ted) Carter Jr.

President
The Ohio State University
www.osu.edu

Kara Trott


Founder/Board Chair
Quantum Health
www.quantum-health.com

Board of Advisors

Christopher J. Calamari


Senior Vice President, U.S Abbott Nutrition
Abbott
www.abbottnutrition.com

Paula o’reilly


Senior Managing Director, Midwest Technology Lead
Accenture
www.accenture.com

Donald (Scott) S. Barbour


President and CEO
Advanced Drainage Systems
www.adspipe.com

Molly Kocour Boyle


President, AT&T Ohio
AT&T
www.att.com

Paul judge


President
Axium Plastics
www.axiumplastics.com

gina R. boswell


Chief Executive Officer
Bath & Body Works
www.bathandbodyworks.com

Ralph J. Andretta


President and CEO
Bread Financial
www.breadfinancial.com

M. Cameron Mitchell


Founder and CEO
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
www.cameronmitchell.com

Manuel Guzman


President
CAS
www.cas.org

Melanie E. Corn, Ed.D.


President
Columbus College of Art & Design
www.ccad.edu

Susan (Dee) B. Haslam


Owner-Operator
Columbus Crew
www.columbuscrew.com

Douglas F. Kridler


President and CEO
The Columbus Foundation
www.columbusfoundation.org

Joseph (joe) R. Nardone


President and CEO
Columbus Regional Airport Authority
www.columbusairports.com

David T. Harrison, Ph.D.


President
Columbus State Community College
www.cscc.edu

Thomas (tom) H. Schmid


President and CEO
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
www.columbuszoo.org


Lori gillett


CEO
CK Construction Group
www.ckbuilds.com

CHRYsanthi (CHRISSY) HAND


COO
CoverMyMeds
www.covermymeds.com

Tanny Crane


President and CEO
Crane Group
www.cranegroup.com

Brent D. Crawford


Principal and Founder
Crawford Hoying
www.crawfordhoying.com

Mark S. Johnson


Managing Partner
Deloitte
www2.deloitte.com

Adam S. Weinberg, Ph.D.


President
Denison University
www.denison.edu

mark kunar

Executive Vice President
DHL Supply Chain
www.dhl.com

Heather E. Brilliant, CFA


President and CEO
Diamond Hill
www.diamond-hill.com

Brad L. Campbell


President and CEO
The Dispatch Printing Company

Jane Grote

Chairwoman of the Board
CPO & Executive
Donatos
www.donatos.com

Mark D. Kvamme


Co-Founder and Partner Emeritus
Drive Capital
www.drivecapital.com

Sandy Doyle-Ahern


President
EMH&T
www.emht.com

Thomas (TJ) J. Obrokta, Jr.


President and Chief Executive Officer
Encova Insurance
www.encova.com

Jeffrey smith


Office Managing Partner
EY
www.ey.com

Frances B. Henry


Regional President
Fifth Third Bank
www.53.com

John ammendola


President and CEO
Grange Insurance
www.grangeinsurance.com

Ole Rosgaard


President and CEO
Greif
www.greif.com

Michael Lefenfeld


President and CEO
Hexion
www.hexion.com

Robert (Bob) D. Nelson


Executive Vice President
Honda
www.honda.com

Nancy J. Kramer

Chief Evangelist
IBM iX
www.ibm.com/consulting/ibmix

Scott L. White


President and CEO
IGS Energy
www.igs.com

Chad M. Delligatti


CEO
InnoSource
www.innosource.com

Elizabeth (Liza) P. Kessler, Esq


Partner-in-Charge
Jones Day
www.jonesday.com

Lara Deleone



Central Ohio Market President, Senior Vice President Public Sector
KeyBank
www.key.com

Kimberly (Kim) K. Zavislak


Office Managing Partner
KPMG
www.home.kpmg

David A. Ciesinski


President, CEO and Director
Lancaster Colony Corporation
www.lancastercolony.com

Daniel (Dan) W. Snyder


CEO
lower.com
www.lower.com

Daniel P. Sullivan


Executive Director
The Memorial Tournament
www.thememorialtournament.com

Robert H. Schottenstein


Chairman, President and CEO
M/I Homes
www.mihomes.com

Billy R. Vickers


Owner, CEO, and President
Modular Assembly Innovations
www.modularai.com

Jonathan D. Moody


President and CEO
Moody Nolan
www.moodynolan.com

Lorraine L. Lutton


President and CEO
Mount Carmel Health System
www.mountcarmelhealth.com

Richard (rich) S. Langdale


Managing Partner
NCT Ventures
www.nctventures.com

adam johnson


Chairman and CEO
NetJets
www.netjets.com

JOHN J. WARNER, M.D.


CEO
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
www.wexnermedical.osu.edu

Douglas E. Ulman


CEO
Pelotonia
www.pelotonia.org

Joel S. Pizzuti


President and CEO
Pizzuti
www.pizzuti.com

Mary E. Auch


Regional President, Central Ohio
PNC Bank
www.pnc.com

Arthur W. Scherbel


Managing Partner
PwC
www.pwc.com

jimmy T. Merkel


CEO and Co-Founder
Rockbridge
www.rockbridgeholdings.com

Renee K. Cacchillo


President and CEO
Safelite
www.safelite.com

James Hagedorn


Chairman and CEO
ScottsMiracle-Gro
www.scottsmiraclegro.com

Lewis Smoot, Jr.


Chairman, President and CEO
Smoot Construction
www.smootconstruction.com

Traci L. Martinez, Esq.


Office Managing Partner
Squire Patton Boggs
www.squirepattonboggs.com

To be named


Senior Advisor
Stonehenge Partners
www.stonehengepartners.com

GioRdano Albertazzi


CEO
Vertiv
www.vertiv.com

Michael D. Martz, Esq.


Managing Partner
Vorys
www.vorys.com

B. Andrew (Andy) Rose


President and CEO
Worthington Enterprises
www.worthingtonenterprises.com

Jack W. Nicklaus


Jack W. Nicklaus, II


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