Current Trustees

The governor of Ohio appoints 15 voting Ohio residents who serve nine-year terms and two voting student trustees who serve two-year terms. Additionally, the board selects up to three non-voting, non-Ohio residents to serve as charter trustees for three-year terms.

 
Image of Gary R. Heminger
Former Chairman of the Board and CEO
Marathon Petroleum Corp.
Committees: Ex-officio member of all committees
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CEO
Whitebarn Associates
Committees: Academic Affairs, Student Life and Research, Advancement, Quality and Professional Affairs, Wexner Medical Center Board
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Founder and CEO
KRUEGER+Co. Consulting, Inc.
Committees: Academic Affairs, Student Life and Research, Advancement, Quality and Professional Affairs, Wexner Medical Center Board
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Managing Partner
Blair Porteus & Sons
Committees: Academic Affairs, Student Life and Research, Audit, Compliance and Finance, Master Planning and Facilities
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SVP of Strategy and Consumer Experience
Aetna, Inc.
Committees: Advancement, Audit, Compliance and Finance, Talent, Compensation and Governance
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President and CEO
The Columbus Partnership
Committees: Audit, Compliance and Finance, Master Planning and Facilities
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Founder and CEO
Quality Electrodynamics
Committees: Academic Affairs, Student Life and Research, Audit, Compliance and Finance, Talent, Compensation and Governance, Wexner Medical Center Board
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Owner and President
Foremost Management, Inc.
Committees: Academic Affairs, Student Life and Research, Advancement
Image of John W. Zeiger
Founding Partner
Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP
Committees: Audit, Compliance and Finance, Talent, Compensation and Governance, Wexner Medical Center Board
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Partner-in-Charge
Jones Day Columbus
Committees: Academic Affairs, Student Life and Research, Audit, Compliance and Finance, Talent, Compensation and Governance
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President and CEO
Battelle
Committees: Audit, Compliance and Finance, Talent, Compensation and Governance
Photo of Ohio State Trustee Jeff Kaplan
Former Secretary and Senior Advisor to the Board of Trustees
The Ohio State University
Committees: Academic Affairs, Student Life and Research, Audit, Compliance and Finance, Talent, Compensation and Governance
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Principal
Capitol Strategy Group
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Executive Director
Ohio Cattlemen's Association
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President
Connecting the Dots, LLC
Photo of Anand Shah
Undergraduate Student Trustee
Committees: Academic Affairs, Student Life and Research, Master Planning and Facilities
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Graduate Student Trustee
Image of James D. Klingbeil
Charter Trustee
Committees: Audit, Compliance and Finance, Master Planning and Facilities

Public Members

With the approval of the board, non-trustee public members serve on committees to ensure expertise is available in various areas of concentration.
Image of Craig Bahner
CEO
Sara Lee Frozen Bakery
Committees: Advancement
Image of Catherine Baumgardner
President
Catherine Baumgardner & Associates, Inc.
Committees: Advancement
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Managing Partner
Deloitte LLP - Houston
Committees: Audit, Compliance and Finance
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Program Director
The Ohio FFA Association
Committees: Advancement
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Chair of the Board of Directors
Midmark Corporation
Committees: Advancement
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Principal
ARC Business Advisors
Committees: Advancement
Susan Olesik,  Public Member, Board of Trustees
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Ohio State University
Committees: Academic Affairs, Student Life and Research
Images of Robert H. Schottenstein
Chairman of the Board, CEO and President
M/I Homes, Inc.
Committees: Master Planning and Facilities, Wexner Medical Center Board
Photo of Alec Wightman
Partner
BakerHostetler
Committees: Advancement