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, Talent, Compensation & Governance, Quality & Professional Affairs, Wexner Medical Center Board
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Managing Partner
Blair Porteus & Sons
Committees: Academic Affairs & Student Life, Master Planning & Facilities, Talent, Compensation & Governance
Image of Erin P. Hoeflinger
Independent Board Director and Healthcare Executive
Committees: Audit, Finance & Investment, Research, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Wexner Medical Center Board
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President and CEO
The Columbus Partnership
Committees: Master Planning & Facilities, Research, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Talent, Compensation & Governance
Photo of Trustee Hiroyuki Fujita
Founder and CEO
Quality Electrodynamics
Committees: Research, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Talent, Compensation & Governance, Wexner Medical Center Board
Image of Alan A. Stockmeister
Owner and President
Foremost Management, Inc.
Committees: Legal, Risk & Compliance, Master Planning & Facilities, Quality & Professional Affairs, Wexner Medical Center Board
Image of John W. Zeiger
Founding Partner
Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP
Committees: Audit, Finance & Investment, Talent, Compensation & Governance, Wexner Medical Center Board
Image of Elizabeth P. Kessler
Partner-in-Charge
Jones Day Columbus
Committees: Academic Affairs & Student Life, Legal, Risk & Compliance, Talent, Compensation & Governance
Image of Lewis Von Thaer
President and CEO
Battelle
Committees: Audit, Finance & Investment, Research, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Talent, Compensation & 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, Audit, Finance & Investment, Legal, Risk & Compliance
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Principal
Capitol Strategy Group
Committees: Academic Affairs & Student Life, Audit, Finance & Investment, Legal, Risk & Compliance
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Executive Director
Ohio Cattlemen's Association
Committees: Academic Affairs & Student Life, Legal, Risk & Compliance, Master Planning & Facilities
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President
Connecting the Dots, LLC
Committees: Academic Affairs & Student Life, Master Planning & Facilities, Research, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships
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Executive Vice President
DGD Group
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Graduate Student Trustee
Committees: Academic Affairs & Student Life, Legal, Risk & Compliance, Master Planning & Facilities
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Undergraduate Student Trustee
Image of James D. Klingbeil
Charter Trustee
Committees: Audit, Finance & Investment, Master Planning & 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 Amy Chronis
Managing Partner
Deloitte LLP - Houston
Committees: Audit, Finance & Investment, Wexner Medical Center Board
Susan Olesik,  Public Member, Board of Trustees
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Ohio State University
Committees: Academic Affairs & Student Life
Images of Robert H. Schottenstein
Chairman of the Board, CEO and President
M/I Homes, Inc.
Committees: Master Planning & Facilities, Wexner Medical Center Board
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Retired Partner
Wellington Management Company, LLP
Committees: Audit, Finance & Investment