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JA of Central Ohio Officers & Executive Committee Members

John Ness — Chair
Chief Executive Officer
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Tami Van Tassell — Vice Chair & Operations Co-Chair
Private Company Services
Mark James — Achieve More Campaign Co-Chair & Governance Chair
Vice President, Economic and Business Development
Martyn Redgrave — Achieve More Campaign Co-Chair
Managing Partner & CEO
Agate Creek Partners
Marv Briskey — Treasurer & Operations Co-Chair
Chief Financial Officer
Franklin University
Beth Alloway — Secretary & Volunteer Co-Chair
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking
Huntington Bank
Larry Grischow — Development Co-Chair
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Procurement
Abercrombie & Fitch
Kim Zavislak — Development Co-Chair
Michelle Adams — Marketing & Communications Committee Co-Chair
President & Founder
Prism Marketing
Nicole Fraley — Marketing & Communications Co-Chair
Associate Vice President, Digital Marketing
Victoria Secret
Tammy Izzo — Audit Chair & Operations Co-Chair
Partner, Ohio Valley Market Segment Leader
Mike Davis — JA President
Junior Achievement of Central Ohio

Board Members

James Benson
SVP, Enterprise Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
Wilson Browning
Senior Managing Director
Dain Bussewitz
Vice President of Finance
Alliance Data
Dee Anna Chickerella
Education Program Specialist
Ohio Department of Education
Terry Dyer
Community Leader
Paul Francois
Pepper Construction
Lisa Gossett
Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President of Patient Care Services
OhioHealth, Riverside Hospital
Michael Hyzdu
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management
UBS Financial Services
Christopher Johnson
CEO/Managing Partner
Collaborative Financial Partners
Scott Kelly
Vice President, Suplly Chain, Fleet, Warehouse
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Doug Kourie
Chief Financial Officer
Donatos Pizza
Linda Madison
Community Volunteer
Ross County
Roger Madison, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
iZania, LLC
Rich Martorano
Director, Financial Planning and Analysis
Advanced Drainage Systems
David Paragas
Barnes & Thornburg
Mike Rowe
Product Manager
Grange Insurance
Michael Schoedinger
Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation
Mike Schott
Director of Community Development
Harold C. Schott Foundation and Kaufman Development
Dwight Smith
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Sophisticated Systems Inc.
Aaron Wilson
Department Manager, Attorney Performance
Discover Financial
Guy Worley
Chief Executive Officer and President
Columbus Downtown Development Corporation/Capitol South
  • "I can't think of a better gift for kids than to prepare them for success in the real world." - Aaron Bahe, Columbus City School Teacher

  • "I loved being the mayor of JA BizTown. I now have a good understanding of how busy business can be." - Gabbie Schneider, JA BizTown Student

  • "I loved my job as the CFO! It was so much fun. If I did this everyday it would be great!" - JA BizTown Student

  • "Kids are capable of more than we know. JA is a great way to demonstrate the real life skills they will all need." JA of Central Ohio Volunteer

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