Cory Dippold

Executive Director

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John Davis

Program Director

Cory Dippold has been in the non-profit field for over 20 years as both a volunteer and as a career.  He has been a volunteer with the HOBY Youth Leadership organization since 2000 serving as group facilitator, chairing seven local seminars and chairing the World Leadership Congress in 2011 with over 400 participants from 14 countries.  He worked for 10 years for Leadership Toledo where he served as youth director and development director founding Restaurant Week Toledo as a signature fundraiser.  Cory has won numerous awards for his leadership initiatives including Toledo’s 20under40 Leadership Award in 2007.  He has founded several small startups including which is a gift registry for charities.  He became the executive director at Ohio Business Week Foundation in March of 2018.



John serves as Program Director of the Ohio Business Week Foundation.  John earned a BS in Marketing from Capital University and has been with OBW since 2000.  John resides in Worthington with his wife and two children.

Managing Board of Trustees

Ida Abdalkhani, Trustee
Ability to Engage

Matt Appenzeller, Trustee
Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance

Brent Castillo, Trustee  
GE Digital

Rob Day, Trustee  

BJ Duckworth, VP Program
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Mark Flock, VP Finance
Cranel, Inc.

Mike Foti, Trustee   
Innovate Building Solutions

Jessica Gliha, VP Development
Rupert Organizational Design

Jason Gorham, Trustee   

John Hamlin, Trustee 
JB Hamlin & Company

Tom Houser, Trustee   

Jim Karam, Trustee   
Karam Advisory Services

Ronald Nischwitz, Trustee-Emeritus

Jenny Oest, Trustee
Premium Beach Condos

Roy Passarelli, Trustee

Amanda Peltier, VP Company Advisors
Ohio Insurance Institute

Charles P. Reid, Trustee-Emeritus

Tim Sheeler
FirstCredit, Inc

Philip Sineneng, Secretary
Thompson Hine LLP

John Tuggle, VP Student Recruitment
Remagen, Inc

Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta
Ohio University Regional Innovation

Barbara Walters, Trustee
First Commonwealth Bank

Nancy Whetstone, President
Independent Consultant