Governor John Kasich has appointed Juan Cespedes, principal of Columbus-based Oxley Group lobbying and strategic development firm, to the board fo th Ohio Arts Council. Cespedes' term began on July 11 and runs through July 1, 2014.

Cespedes graduated from the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business with a bachelor's degree in finance. Before joining Oxley in 2007, Caspedes worked as an investment officer in the Ohio Treasurer's office before leaving for an advisory position with then-Ohio treasurer Richard Cordray.

He currently serves on the Capital Square Review and Advisory Board.