COLUMBUS, OH – Columbus 2020, the 11-county regional economic development entity, today announced the appointment of Ellen Power to its board of directors.
Power leads Boeing’s Heath facility as center director and Heath site executive. The Heath facility is part of Boeing Defense, Space and Security and specializes in maintenance, repair and overhaul services for missile defense technologies for the U.S. Air Force and Navy.
“Ellen Power is a tremendous addition to our board and a great asset to our regional economic development strategy,” said Kenny McDonald, chief economic officer of Columbus 2020, and president, Columbus 2020 Board of Directors. “She brings a mix of experience, expertise, leadership and willing collaboration that will enhance and add to our existing activities.”
The Columbus 2020 Board is composed of private and public-sector leaders and guides the Columbus Region’s efforts to become the fastest growing economy in the country and one of the nation’s leaders in economic development.
Power is the first addition to the Columbus 2020 Board since Michael W. Louge, Mark Patton and Pablo A. Vegas became members in November of last year.
About Columbus 2020
Columbus 2020 is a public-private partnership that leverages the strengths of the Columbus Region’s talented workforce, small and large businesses, research and academic institutions, and international connections to ignite economic growth and build a healthier, more sustainable future for Central Ohio. The initiative grows our economy by ensuring that our existing companies are growing and thriving, that the world’s leading companies are attracted to the 11-county region, that innovations are cultivated and commercialized, and that our civic infrastructure is continually improving to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world economy. For more information, visit ColumbusRegion.com.
*Editor’s note: a full board roster is attached.
Columbus 2020 Board of Directors
Alex Fisher, Chairman of the Board
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Columbus Partnership
Jack Partridge, Treasurer
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Eric Phillips, Secretary
Union County Economic Development Partnership
Chief Executive Officer
Union County Chamber of Commerce
Franklin County Board of Commissioners
City of Columbus
John C. Fisher
Executive Vice President
Ohio Farm Bureau
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Michael W. Louge
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Gregory R. Overmyer
Chief Executive Officer
Overmyer Hall Associates
Center Director and Heath Site Executive
Strategic Missile & Defense Systems
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Dr. Mark Smith
Ohio Christian University
David Williams, Ph. D., Sc. D.
Dean and Presidential Professor
College of Engineering, The Ohio State University
Pablo A. Vegas
President and Chief Operating Officer
AEP Ohio, American Electric Power
Squire Sanders (US) LLP
*Kenny McDonald, CEcD, President
Chief Economic Officer