Columbus 2020 Appoints Raja Sundararajan and Aaron Pitts to its Board of Directors

January 29, 2019

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Columbus, Ohio – Columbus 2020, the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, announced today the appointment of Raja Sundararajan and Aaron Pitts to its board of directors.

Sundararajan serves as president and chief operating officer of AEP Ohio, where he oversees more than 1,500 employees and is responsible for all aspects of electric service for AEP Ohio’s 1.5 million customers. Sundararajan joined AEP in 2002 and has held several positions within the company, most recently serving as vice president of regulatory services between 2016 and 2018.

As an active member of the community, Sundararajan sits on the boards of both Smart Columbus and the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.

Pitts serves as senior managing director of healthcare at JobsOhio, where he leverages his knowledge of the global healthcare and bioscience industry to drive sector growth in Ohio. Pitts is a passionate advocate of Ohio’s healthcare industry and the incredible advancements happening in the state, which are improving the quality and longevity of lives around the world.

During his time outside of JobsOhio, Pitts enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, practicing yoga and weightlifting.

“We are excited to welcome Raja Sundararajan and Aaron Pitts to Columbus 2020’s board of directors,” said Kenny McDonald, president and chief economic officer of Columbus 2020. “Raja’s demonstrated business leadership in shaping the future of Columbus, as well as Aaron’s dedication to positioning Ohio as a national and global leader, will greatly benefit Columbus 2020 and the communities within our Region.”


About Columbus 2020
As the economic development organization for the Columbus Region, Columbus 2020’s mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth across 11 Central Ohio counties. In 2010, hundreds of business and community leaders developed the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy, and the Columbus Region is now experiencing the strongest decade of growth in its history. Consistently named among the best economic development organizations in the country, Columbus 2020 expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the Columbus 2020 team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at

Columbus 2020 Media Contact
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