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 three non-voting, non-Ohio residents to serve as charter trustees for three-year terms.

 
Image of Timothy P. Smucker
Chairman Emeritus
The J.M. Smucker Company
Committees: Ex-officio member of all committees
Image of Abigail S. Wexner
CEO
Whitebarn Associates
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Life, Advancement, Quality and Professional Affairs, Wexner Medical Center Board
Image of Alex Shumate
Managing Partner
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Life, Advancement, Governance, Talent and Compensation
Image of Cheryl L. Krueger
Founder and CEO
KRUEGER+Co. Consulting, Inc.
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Life, Advancement, Quality and Professional Affairs, Wexner Medical Center Board
Image of Brent Porteus
Managing Partner
Blair Porteus & Sons
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Life, Audit and Compliance, Master Planning and Facilities
Image of Erin P. Hoeflinger
SVP for Business Strategy and Execution
Aetna, Inc.
Committees: Advancement, Finance, Governance, Talent and Compensation
Image of Alex R. Fischer
President and CEO
The Columbus Partnership
Committees: Finance, Governance, Master Planning and Facilities
Image of Hiroyuki Fujita
Founder, Chairman, President and CEO
Quality Electrodynamics
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Life, Audit and Compliance, Governance, Talent and Compensation, Wexner Medical Center Board
Image of Alan A. Stockmeister
Owner and President
Foremost Management, Inc.
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Life, Advancement, Master Planning and Facilities
Image of John W. Zeiger
Founding Partner
Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP
Committees: Audit and Compliance, Finance, Talent and Compensation, Wexner Medical Center Board
Image of Gary R. Heminger
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Marathon Petroleum Corp.
Committees: Audit and Compliance, Finance, Governance, Master Planning and Facilities
Image of Elizabeth P. Kessler
Partner-in-Charge
Jones Day Columbus
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Life, Audit and Compliance, Talent and Compensation
Image of Lewis Von Thaer
President and CEO
Battelle
Committees: Audit and Compliance, Finance, Talent and Compensation
Photo of Ohio State Trustee Jeff Kaplan
Former Secretary and Senior Advisor
The Ohio State University
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Life, Audit and Compliance, Talent and Compensation
Image of Janice M. Bonsu
Graduate Student Trustee
Committees: Advancement, Finance, Governance, Talent and Compensation
Undergraduate Student Trustee
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Life, Audit and Compliance, Master Planning and Facilities
Image of Alan VanderMolen
Charter Trustee
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Life, Advancement, Governance
Image of Janet Porter
Charter Trustee
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Life, Advancement, Governance, Quality and Professional Affairs, Talent and Compensation, Wexner Medical Center Board
Image of James D. Klingbeil
Charter Trustee
Committees: Audit and Compliance, 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
Image of Amy Chronis
Managing Partner
Deloitte LLP - Houston
Committees: Audit and Compliance
Image of Lawrence Hilsheimer
Executive VP and CFO
Greif, Inc.
Committees: Finance
Image of Nancy Kramer
Chief Evangelist
IBM iX
Committees: Advancement
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
Image of Kristin L. Watt
Partner
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease
Committees: Advancement
Image of Gifford Weary
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
The Ohio State University
Committees: Advancement
Photo of Alec Wightman
Partner
BakerHostetler
Committees: Advancement