Board of Commissioners

A board of commissioners representing Columbus business and sports interests oversees policy and funding for the Greater Columbus Sports Commission.

Executive Committee

  • Brian Ellis, Chair | Nationwide Realty Investors
  • Andrew Arthurs | Columbus Crew
  • Butch Moore | The Dispatch Printing Company
  • Michael Priest | JMAC/Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Rhett Ricart | Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority
  • Paul Robinson | Time Warner Cable
  • Brian Ross | Experience Columbus
  • Ken Schnacke | Columbus Clippers
  • Mark Shaw | AAA Ohio
  • Gene Smith | The Ohio State University
  • Dennis Welch | American Electric Power

Board of Commissioners

  • Bret Adams | Adams, Babner & Gitlitz, LLP
  • David Babner | The Capital City Half Marathon
  • Jon Bowsher | Signature Control Systems, Inc.
  • Gregg DiPaolo | GO2 Advertising
  • Luke Fedlam | Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
  • Brian Ferrier | Giant Eagle
  • John Fleming | Superior Beverage Group
  • Brian Hall | Porter Wright Morris Arthur
  • John Hicks | The John Hicks Company
  • Stephanie Lorenz | The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day
  • Jim Lorimer | Arnold Sports Festival
  • John Lowe | Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
  • Gary Marcinick | Budros Ruhlin Roe
  • Laura McCoy | OhioHealth
  • Francois McGillicuddy FOX Sports Ohio
  • Ron Pizzuti | Pizzuti
  • Greg Ramsey | G&J Pepsi
  • Mike Reynolds | Thrifty Airport Parking
  • Jeni Shaffer | Huntington Bank
  • Todd Sharrock | Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Scott Steinecker | PromoWest Productions
  • Dan Sullivan | HNS Sports Group, Inc.
  • Rob Wallace | Red Roof Inns
  • Steve Weis | Max & Erma’s

Ex-Officio Members

  • Archie Griffin | The Ohio State University Alumni Association
  • Stephanie Hightower | Columbus Urban League
  • Clark Kellogg | CBS Sports
  • Michael Reese | City of Columbus
  • Dr. Dan Ross | Ohio High School Athletic Association
  • Katie Smith | WNBA