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Chip Holcombe, Managing Director, Investor Relations at Columbus 2020
Managing Director, Investor Relations

Chip Holcombe

Investor Relations

Roles and Responsibilities

Chip works to raise funds from the business community to finance Columbus 2020’s comprehensive economic and business development activities. Financial resources are provided by more than 300 Columbus Region businesses and organizations that represent more than 20 industry sectors. Chip actively works to help connect Columbus 2020 investors with each other and to Columbus 2020 clients.

With more than 20 years of successful economic development consulting and fundraising experience throughout the U.S., Chip’s deep experience helps Columbus 2020 investors and stakeholders truly maximize their engagement opportunities and return on investment.

Past Experience and Education


  • Principal, Resource Development Group
  • Senior Consultant, The Suddes Group
  • Principal, Discovery Search


  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics, Ohio Wesleyan University

Board and Community Involvement


Why do you live in the Columbus Region?

Columbus has been my home since 1982. I travelled weekly for 17 years throughout the U.S. and was always glad to come home to Columbus. It’s an easy place to live.

Why do you work in economic development?

For the lucky ones, work is much more than earning a living. Economic development may very well impact a community and its residents more significantly than any other community-based program. Playing a meaningful role in helping to create quality jobs and opportunities for our Columbus Region residents is quite rewarding.