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, Director
Ability to Engage

Matt Appenzeller, Director
Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance

Greg Casto, Director  

Brent Castillo, Director  
GE Digital

Rob Day, Director

BJ Duckworth, VP Program
YMCA of Greater Toledo

Mark Flock, VP Finance
Cranel, Inc.

Mike Foti, Director  
Innovate Building Solutions

Jessica Gliha, VP Development
Rupert Organizational Design

Jason Gorham, Director  

John Hamlin, Director Emeritis
JB Hamlin & Company

Tom Houser, Director  

Treva Jeffries, Director  
Toledo Public Schools

Jim Karam, Director  
Karam Advisory Services

Ronald Nischwitz, Director Emeritus

Jenny Oest, Director
Premium Beach Condos

Roy Passarelli, Director

Amanda Peltier, VP Company Advisors
Ohio Insurance Institute

Charles P. Reid, Director Emeritus

Tim Sheeler, Director
FirstCredit, Inc

Philip Sineneng, Secretary
Thompson Hine LLP

John Tuggle, VP Student Recruitment
Remagen, Inc

Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta, Director
Ohio University Regional Innovation

Barbara Walters, Director
First Commonwealth Bank

Nancy Whetstone, President
Independent Consultant