One Columbus’ David White Appointed to Godman Guild Association’s Board of Trustees

May 28, 2020

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Columbus, Ohio – Godman Guild Association, a nonprofit organization that provides programs to enhance the social and economic mobility of individuals and families in Central Ohio, announced today the appointment of David White to its board of trustees.

In his role as regional talent manager at One Columbus, David White serves as a talent and workforce expert in the development of proposals for companies seeking to expand existing operations or to introduce new operations to a community in the Columbus Region. He also consults with regional companies and their talent needs, facilitating connections and dialogue among various private, public, state and nonprofit resources.

“Godman Guild Association’s mission to aligns closely with One Columbus’ vision to become the most prosperous region in the United States,” said Kenny McDonald, president and CEO of One Columbus. “The parallels between the goals of our two organizations position David well to successfully serve both One Columbus and Godman Guild as we collectively work toward a stronger and more prosperous community.”

Prior to joining One Columbus, White worked for over ten years in the private sector, largely focusing on human resources and talent acquisition. Through varied and diverse roles, he also has significant experience in operations, project management and corporate IT support. He also previously served as a founding board member for Peace of Thread, an Atlanta based non-profit.

White is deeply involved in the Columbus community, serving as a mentor at the Licking County Educational Service Center and previously serving as a mentor for the Fintech 71 accelerator. He is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and a member of the Human Resources Associate of Central Ohio.

“We are thrilled to welcome David White to Godman Guild’s board of trustees,” said Ellen Moss, president and CEO of the Guild. “David has a great deal of expertise to offer Godman Guild, and his dedication to the Columbus Region along with his breadth of professional experience make him a very important addition to our team.”


About Godman Guild Association

The mission of Godman Guild Association is to provide programs that enhance the social and economic mobility of individuals and families in Central Ohio. Godman Guild has a long history of successfully serving the needs of the Central Ohio community. Established in 1898, the Guild helps community members achieve success in life. They do this with a continuum of programs and services designed to promote self-sufficiency and leadership development which translates into economic growth in the community. Godman Guild also owns and operates Camp Mary Orton and Blue Bow Tie Catering. Learn more at

About One Columbus As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus 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

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