Class of 2019

LeAnne Johnson Absalom

Peace Love Bling, LLC

Owner and Creative Director

Don Anderson

Elford, Inc.


Michael Ball

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP


Tywan Banks

Columbus State Community College

Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator

Burton Bardus

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Senior Director of Technology

James Baugh

Fairfield Homes, Inc.

Vice President, Asset Management & Development

Deborah Boiarsky

Porter Wright


John Branham

Hexion Inc.

Internal Communications Leader

Jeffrey Carpenter

CME Federal Credit Union


Kerstin Carr


Director of Planning & Environment

William Chinn

Mount Carmel - Diley Ridge Medical Center

President & Chief Operating Officer

Chelsea Clements

Green Growth Brands

Website Performance Marketing Manager

Becky Coffey

Columbus Blue Jackets

Senior Director Partner Activation and Premium Services

Susan Converse

White Castle

Internal Corporate Communications Manager

Samir Dahman

Kohrman Jackson Krantz LLP

Partner in Charge, Columbus

Anne Duprey

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Managing Associate

Jessica Ehler

Beam Dental

Director of Marketing

Matthew Ference

Corna Kokosing Construction Company

Business Development Manager

Josh Fitzwater

Holden Ellis


Christina Fuduric

The Ohio Society of CPAs

Director of Business Excellence

Kevin Grabeman

McGohan Brabender


Ben Guess

American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio

Executive Director

Jean Hester

Columbus College of Art & Design

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Paul Hicks

Ohio Hospital Association

Vice President of Clinical and Physician Affairs

Marc Hunter


Assistant Controller of Accounting Policy & Research

Katie Hurley

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Senior Manager

Anthony Irwin

PNC Bank

Vice President, Underwriter III

Jonathan Tolbert IV

City of Columbus, Mayor

Digital Strategist

Lija Kaleps-Clark

Buckeye Power, Inc.

Associate General Counsel

Jennifer Lehe

Columbus Museum of Art

Manager of Strategic Partnerships

Ashley Logan

I Know I Can

Director of College Advising

Nichole Marshall

L Brands

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Julie McConnell

ORIX Real Estate Capital

Director & Head of Marketing, Communications and Research

Victoria Flinn McCurdy

Bricker & Eckler LLP


Jacob Myers

Dispatch Media Group + ThriveHive

Regional Director of Digital Revenue

Nichole Oocumma

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Director of Education

Brian Pauquette


Director of Corporate Citizenship

Julie Pemberton

Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Director of Risk Management and Compliance

Jeffrey Pongonis



Adam Pulskamp

KLH Engineers

Regional Manager

Melody Reed

Glass Axis

Executive Director

Chris Rengstorf

IGS Solar

Director of Commercial Solar Operations

Elizabeth Robbins

Moody Nolan

Director of Human Resources and General Counsel

Evan Sarosi

Ice Miller LLP


Boomer Schmidt

United Way of Central Ohio

Development Director of Corporate Relations

Todd Seaman

Thompson Hine LLP


Melissa Diethelm Selner

The Huntington National Bank

Vice President

Erin Davis Shedd

OhioHealth Corporation

System Vice President & Associate General Counsel

Dena Shilling

American Signature Inc.

Senior Director of Stores, Northern Division

Brittany Smith

Worthington Industries

Manager of Corporate Communications

Helen Speiser


Digital Sales Manager

Katie Suty

Experience Columbus

Senior Events Manager

Stephen Swift

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Administrator of Perioperative Services

McKenzi Swinehart

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Senior Grants & Services Coordinator

Katrina Thompson

Barnes & Thornburg LLP


Melissa Thompson

Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.

Director of Regulatory Policy

Crystal Threet

Ernst & Young

Senior Manager of Assurance Services

Juan Torres

Franklin County Board of Commissioners

Chief Information Officer

Rita Volpi

Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse/Forth Talent Consulting


Madison Whalen

Roetzel & Andress, LPA


Jeff Wilkins


Director of Administration

David Wilson

Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter


Ally Zahler

Reeb Avenue Center

Executive Director