Timothy P. Smucker, Vice Chair (2020)
Timothy P. Smucker, of Orrville, Ohio was appointed by Governor Kasich to serve as a member of The Ohio State University Board of Trustees for a nine-year term.
Timothy P. Smucker is Chairman of the Board of The J.M. Smucker Company. The J.M. Smucker Company is North America’s leading marketer and manufacturer of brands such as Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, and Eagle Brand®. Founded more than a century ago by Mr. Smucker’s great-grandfather, The J.M. Smucker Company has appeared numerous times on FORTUNE magazine’s annual listing of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in the United States, ranking first on the list in 2004.
Mr. Smucker has served on the board of The J.M. Smucker Company since 1973, serves as a director of Hallmark Cards, Inc., The Ohio State University Board of Trustees, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, and GS1 (global standards organization).
He has also held a variety of board positions in the past, including Grocery Manufacturers of America, Inc., Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, The Consumer Goods Forum, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc., Huntington BancShares, Inc., Earthgrains Company, Kellogg’s, Gerber Products Company, Ohio Business Roundtable, GS1 US, and the President’s Export Council.He is an emeritus life member of the Board of Trustees for the College of Wooster.
He and his brother, Richard, were recognized by “Market Watch” as CEO’s of the year for 2009.
Mr. Smucker received his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Commerce and Finance and his bachelor’s degree in Economics from The College of Wooster. He served in the Air National Guard from 1969 to 1975; earning the rank of Captain.
He and his wife, Jenny, have three children and five grandchildren.