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Greater Columbus Sports 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

Tim Bezbatchenko | Columbus Crew
Brad Campbell, CTA | Capitol Square, Ltd.
Shawna Davis | OhioHealth
Cindy Elliot | Safelite AutoGlass 
Brian Ellis, CTA | Nationwide Realty Investors
Dave McMullen | AAA Ohio Auto Club
Jason Pheister, CTA | Spectrum News 1
Mike Priest | JMAC/Columbus Blue Jackets
Brian Ross, CTA | Experience Columbus
Joe Savarise, CTA | Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association (representing Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority)
Ken Schnacke, CTA | Columbus Clippers
Gene Smith | The Ohio State University
Dan Sullivan |  HNS Sports Group, LLC/the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday 

Ex-Officio Members

Joey Galloway | ESPN
Archie Griffin | The Ohio State University
Stephanie Hightower | Columbus Urban League
Clark Kellogg, CTA | CBS Sports
Kenneth Paul, MBA and CTA | Office of the Mayor 
Jody Shelley, CTA | Columbus Blue Jackets
Katie Smith | WNBA Minnesota Lynx 
Doug Ute | OHSAA
Kenneth Wilson, CTA | Franklin County Board of Commissioners

 

 

Board Members

Steven Adams, CTA | Fortress Obetz/The Village of Obetz
David Babner | OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon 
Patty Barton | Huntington National Bank
Darris Blackford, CTA | Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon 
Charles Burris | Papa Johns (Johncol, Inc.)
RJ Cavallaro | Mills James 
Lisa Cisco | Travel Partners/Buckeye Cruise for Cancer
Richard DiPietro | Propark Mobility
Luke Fedlam | Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
Brian Ferrier | Giant Eagle
Michael Foley | Innovative Displays, Inc.
Gordon Gough | The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants
Ken Haynie | Red Roof 
Caity Matter Henniger | Rogue Fitness
Frances Henry | Fifth Third Bank
Melissa Johnson | Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Todd Knisley | Ohio State Sports Properties 
Jim Lorimer, CTA | Arnold Sports Festival (Classic Productions)
Aaron Lowther | Superior Beverage Group
Gary Marcinick | Budros, Ruhlin & Roe, Inc. 
Jim McCoy, CTA | Nationwide 
Diane Menashe | Ice Miller
Joel Pizzuti | The Pizzuti Companies
Todd Rosen | LAZ Parking
John Sass | Scotts Miracle-Gro 
Todd Sharrock | Columbus Blue Jackets
Bill Stemm, CTA | G&J Pepsi
Randy Stephens | Bally Sports Ohio/Bally Sports Great Lakes
Scott Stienecker | PromoWest Productions 
Amy Taylor | Columbus Downtown Development Corporation & Capitol South
Jim Zucal | Columbia Gas of Ohio