Columbus Chamber Announces New Board Members

Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions that help small businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises grow Central Ohio's economy.

Columbus, OH – The Columbus Chamber announced today the election of five new members to its Board of Directors, as well as the re-election of six Board members, all of whom will serve three-year terms, commencing in February 2013.

The 32-member Board represents the nearly 2,000 member businesses of the Columbus Chamber– from Fortune 500 corporations to some of the Region’s most innovative and entrepreneurial small and mid-sized businesses. The Boards’ role is to advise and consent on Chamber policy and help guide the Chamber team as they work to provide connections, resources and solutions to help the Region’s businesses thrive.

New to the Board of Directors are: Ron Calhoun, president and chief executive officer, Palmer-Donavin; Darla King, president and chief executive officer, King Business Interiors, and incoming chairman of the Chamber’s Small Business Council; Katie Wolfe Lloyd, vice president and publisher, Dispatch Magazines; John Lowe, chief executive officer, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams; and Abigail Pringle, senior vice president of strategic initiatives and planning, Wendy’s.

“The incoming Board members represent a diverse group of some of Columbus’ brightest business leaders,” said Melissa Ingwersen, chairman, Columbus Chamber Board of Directors. “Through the gift of their time and talent, they will drive the Chamber’s mission forward and help us to continue to grow the Columbus Region economy.”

Other Board announcements:

Re-elected to the Board of Directors are: Terri Hill, president, Nationwide Growth Solutions; Jeff Kaplan, president, The Ohio State University Foundation; Stephen Kelly, senior vice president, Battelle; John McEwan, office managing partner, Deloitte & Touche USA, LLP; Lonnie Miles, chief executive officer, Miles-McClellan Construction, Inc.; and Gregory Overmyer, chief executive officer, Overmyer Hall Associates.

Retiring from the Board are: Doug Morgan, president, Morgan Law.co; Bill Pfeiffer, chairman and chief executive officer, CareWorks; Elaine Roberts, president and chief executive officer, Columbus Regional Airport Authority; Eric Smith, vice chairman, Team Fishel; and Jeff Logan, managing partner, McCloy Financial Services and outgoing chairman of the Chamber’s Small Business Council.

“These individuals have served us by promoting Chamber initiatives to help businesses and advocate for a business-friendly environment,” Ingwersen said. “We’re grateful for their guidance and support.”

New members and outgoing members will be officially recognized at the 2013 Columbus Chamber Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The meeting’s theme is “Lead Like a Champion,” and it will feature Urban Meyer, head football coach of The Ohio State University, as the keynote speaker. For more information on the meeting, visit columbus.org/annualmeeting

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About the Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions to help businesses thrive. Founded nearly 130 years ago, the Columbus Chamber has evolved to become the largest business services organization and primary advocate for the Columbus Region business community. Leveraging a customized, consultative approach to support members that range from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, the Columbus Chamber is helping to grow the Columbus Region economy one business at a time. For more information, visit columbus.org.